Industry Discusses the Importance of Greenhouse Gas Inventories

The Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MCTI), along with the Confederation of National Industry (CNI) and the Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo (Fiesp), hosted a crucial discussion in São Paulo on the significance of greenhouse gas emission inventories for industries. This event marked the beginning of a training circuit focused on the SIRENE Organizational Platform, the corporate module of the National Emissions Registry System (SIRENE), which will house organizational inventories.

Why Are Emission Inventories Important?

Emission inventories serve as fundamental tools for organizations to understand their emissions profile. Armed with this knowledge, organizations can set climate goals that align with the global commitment to decarbonization. These inventories cover both direct and indirect emissions, including those throughout the supply chain.

Event Highlights

The event featured panels showcasing case studies from companies that account for indirect emissions (technically referred to as Scope 3 emissions). These Scope 3 emissions encompass the entire supply chain. Attendees learned about best practices, challenges, and enhancements in developing organizational inventories.

Additionally, the discussion involved representatives from sectoral associations that may be affected by international rules on carbon border taxation. The goal was to engage organizations in utilizing the SIRENE Organizational Platform effectively.

Collaborative Efforts

The MCTI and CNI, in coordination with the Low Carbon Industry Technical Committee (CTIBC), have not only organized this training cycle but also established a Technical Cooperation Agreement. This agreement aims to empower the industry by enhancing their use of the platform.

About SIRENE Organizational Platform

It is a public and free tool of the federal government that will receive voluntary reports of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventories from public, private, or third sector organizations from all economic sectors. This pioneering initiative at the federal level will contribute to organizations’ engagement towards Brazil’s climate ambition. The tool was developed with the purpose of providing visibility and transparency, expanding the national Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) System, and considering the experience of existing Brazilian initiatives.

For more information, visit the official announcement.