The PCAF web-based emission factor database, created by Guidehouse Netherlands B.V. on behalf of PCAF, contains a database with emission factors that Financial Institutions (FIs) can use to calculate the carbon footprint of their portfolio – also known as ‘financed emissions’. Major objective of this database is to provide PCAF participants with a large set of publicly available emission factors enabling them to perform an initial assessment of the financed emissions of their lending and investment activities across geographies and sectors for the most relevant asset classes.
The database is fully open-source and owned by all PCAF participants. The database is currently only accessible for PCAF participants and has the following key features:
- available for free,
- web-based, providing downloadable files with emissions factors,
- based on publicly available sources
- aiming to cover as many asset classes, geographies, & sectors as possible
- editable and extendable by users (i.e. peer-to-peer database).
DISCLAIMER: PCAF participants have provided the information in this emission factor database for informational purposes only. The information has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, and emission factors have been calculated by Guidehouse in a robust and transparent manner. However, neither PCAF nor Guidehouse does make any express or implied warranty or representation concerning the completeness or correctness of information provided. Therefore, both PCAF and Guidehouse hereby disclaim any liability for any loss or damage resulting from use of information in this database or reliance or decisions based upon the results or outcomes of this database.
Each user and/or third parties are advised that they are responsible for reliance on the database, data, information, findings and opinions provided by PCAF or Guidehouse.
Any reference to a specific data source, data provider or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply an endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by either PCAF or Guidehouse. I confirm that I am allowed to access the database (1) as an employee from a financial institute that is a member/participant of PCAF or (2) as I have explicit written confirmation from PCAF to access the database. PCAF is at all times allowed to withdraw or terminate access to the database if this information wouldn’t be correct.