Scope 3 Emissions

Fast Forward: MIT’s Climate Action Plan for the Decade, calls for MIT to evaluate and expand its greenhouse gas portfolio accounting to include priority scope 3 emissions (e.g., purchased goods and services, sponsored MIT travel, commuting) by 2023.

Following the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, we focus on the following eight scope 3 categories that are relevant to MIT:

3.1 Purchased Goods and Services
3.2 Capital Goods
3.3 Fuel and Energy
3.5 Waste
3.6 Business Travel
3.7 Employee Commuting
3.8 Upstream Leased Assets
3.13 Downstream Leased Assets