Pankaj Bhatia – Director, GHG Protocol, World Resources Institute


Pankaj Bhatia is the director of the GHG Protocol Initiative workstream within WRI’s Climate, Energy, and Pollution Program (CEP). He is a leading expert on GHG Protocol Standards and tools, particularly in the area of corporate greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting and reporting.


Mr. Bhatia’s work responsibilities include: overseeing the development of GHG Protocol product life cycle and supply chain inventory accounting standards; establishing GHG Protocol partnerships and programs in collaboration with businesses and governments in key developing countries; and providing advisory services in the design of emissions registries in the U.S. and internationally.


“Progress on sustainability requires approaches that are measurable and transparent and a leadership that is holistic and innovative.  Recognizing and celebrating such leaders provides tremendous inspiration and ideas to successfully pursue a sustainable future shared by all.”


From 1998 to 2000, he was vice president of Tata Energy & Resources Institute, a not-for-profit research organization based in Arlington, Virginia and affiliated to The Energy & Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, India. From 1993 to 1998 he served TERI, New Delhi on various projects related to implementation of the Montreal Protocol in India and development of environment policy for technology transfer and capacity building in Indian industry.


He holds a Masters in process engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and Bachelors in chemical engineering from the Institute of Technology, Banares Hindu University, Varanasi, India.


About the GHG Protocol

The Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol) provides the foundation for sustainable climate strategies through its broad range of international accounting standards and tools. These tools enable governments and businesses to measure, manage, and report GHG emissions and performance, following consistent and credible international standards.


The GHG Protocol is a multi-stakeholder partnership of businesses, governments, NGOs, and others convened by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). Launched in 1998, the mission of the GHG Protocol is to provide the foundation for sustainable climate strategies and drive more efficient, resilient, and profitable organizations through comprehensive GHG measurement and management.


Since 1998, the GHG Protocol has produced many separate but complementary standards and guidance through global, inclusive, multi-stakeholder processes including the Corporate Standard, Product Standard, Scope 3 Standard, and guidance documents for many sectors.  It also provides a suite of Excel-based calculation tools that allow users to calculate their GHG emissions by entering activity data such as energy use, as well as detailed guidance for calculating emissions from various sources.  Through the development of standards and tools, GHG Protocol has engaged with hundreds of global partners. Training and workshops on the different standards and guidance are regularly conducted around the world, with Programs or initiatives based on the GHG Protocol being pursued in India, Brazil, China, and Mexico.  Current work under development includes Guidance for the Agriculture Sector and the ICT sector, City Accounting with the Global Protocol for Community-Scale Emissions, and Mitigation Accounting work.