GHG protocol PAS 2050

Synonyms

Public Availability Specification (PAS) 2050

Definition

PAS 2050 has been developed by the British Standards Institute (sponsored by Defra and Carbon Trust) in conjunction with extensive consultation from industry. PAS 2050 came about in response to broad community and industry desire for a consistent method for assessing the life cycle GHG emissions of goods and services. The intent of the specification is to provide a consistent method and process for the determination of the life cycle GHG emissions associated with specific product or products. PAS 2050 is a measurement tool/protocol for companies to make credible reduction commitments and achievements on life cycle GHG emissions of products, under a Product-Related Emissions Reduction Framework (PERF). PAS 2050 builds on existing methods established through BS EN ISO 14040 (Environmental Management. Life Cycle Assessment. Principles and Framework) and BS EN ISO (CCRRS, 2009)