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Book of ASTM Standards focuses on managing climate change, GHGs.

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January 11, 2011 - ASTM Standards for Managing Climate Change and Greenhouse Gases features documents that focus on estimating costs and liabilities; legal and physical controls for GHG reductions, impacts, and adaptations; as well as options for climate change-related disclosures accompanying financial statements. Other included standards address disclosure of material financial liabilities or exposures attributed to climate change; conditions warranting disclosure; and appropriate disclosure content.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

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ASTM Standards for Managing Climate Change and Greenhouse Gases Oils

Press release date: January 10, 2011

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.-A new exclusive publication, ASTM Standards for Managing Climate Change and Greenhouse Gases, is now available from ASTM International. The book features five documents that give all industries a more general guideline for monitoring and reporting GHG emissions:
  • ASTM E2137, Standard Guide for Estimating Monetary Costs and Liabilities for Environmental Matters;
  • ASTM E2173, Standard Guide for Disclosure of Environmental Liabilities;
  • ASTM E2718, Standard Guide for Financial Disclosures Attributed to Climate Change;
  • ASTM E2725, Standard Guide for Basic Assessment and Management of Greenhouse Gases; and
  • A FREE copy of the SEC Guidance document. These standards cover:
  • Basic management strategies that focuses on business risk and cost-effective solutions in response to greenhouse gases and related issues;
  • Institutional (legal) and engineering (physical) controls for GHG reductions, impacts and adaptations;
  • Options for climate change-related disclosures accompanying audited and unaudited financial statements;
  • Consistent and comprehensive disclosure of material financial liabilities or exposures attributed to climate change; and
  • Conditions warranting disclosure and the content of appropriate disclosure. ASTM Standards for Managing Climate Change and Greenhouse Gases is available for $75 USD (50 pages; 8.5" x 11"; ISBN: 978-0-8031-8676-7; Stock #: GHG11). To purchase ASTM publications, search by stock number on the ASTM Web site (www.astm.org), or contact ASTM Customer Relations (phone: 610-832-9585; service@astm.org). ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions. ASTM Staff Contact: Marsha Firman, Phone: 610-832-9612; mfirman@astm.org
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