CDP is facilitating analysis around the exposure of companies and investor portfolios to carbon risk through strengthening the accuracy and completeness of the GHG emissions data available to investors. Beginning in 2015, it has developed an annual quality reviewed GHG modelled emissions dataset. The dataset is built upon the original foundations of transparency, robust methods and value to investors while covering a wider universe of companies, integrating more relevant data points and expanding upon the types and pedigrees of the models used for estimation. This work has been supported by CDP’s Technical Advisory Committee (Data), which provided expert advice during the course of the initial project.
The methods used for producing the GHG modelled emissions dataset are broken into the following documents. The summary provides an overview of the end-to-end development process, while each of the Technical Annexes delves into methods employed during the different process steps, from data cleaning to estimation. Updated documentation on bottom-up modelling and Scope 3 modelling will be added soon.
CDP Full GHG Emissions Dataset – 2019 Summary
CDP Full GHG Emissions Dataset – Technical Annex I: Data Cleaning Approach
CDP Full GHG Emissions Dataset – Technical Annex III: Statistical Framework
CDP Full GHG Emissions Dataset – Technical Annex IV: Scope 3 Overview and Modelling
CDP Full GHG Emissions Dataset – Licence
We invite you to review the methodology documents and provide feedback. Your views are valuable and will help guide future improvements.