Mitigation Goals and Policy and Action Standards Second Drafts Released for Pilot Testing

WRI has just released the second drafts of two new GHG Protocol standards: the Policy and Action Standard and the Mitigation Goals Standard. The new standards are designed to help countries and sub-national jurisdictions measure GHG reductions from policies and actions (e.g., NAMAs) and track progress toward national and sub-national GHG reduction goals.

The pilot phase is about to begin, with organizations from a variety of countries participating, including Belgium, China, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Germany, India, Israel, Mexico, South Africa, Tunisia, and the United States.

If you are interested in joining the pilot testing process, please let us know. The process will run from August through December. Pilot testing organizations will evaluate GHG reductions from a policy or goal following the draft standard(s), produce a case study for inclusion in the final standard or on the GHG Protocol website, and provide WRI with feedback on the usability and practicality of the standards before they’re finalized in early 2014. We’re seeking participants from a variety of countries, subnational regions, and cities, as well as a variety of sectors (e.g., AFOLU, energy supply, industry, residential and commercial buildings, transport, and waste). Pilot testing organizations will be acknowledged in the final standard. For more information, please see the terms of reference for pilot testing at www.ghgprotocol.org/mitigation-accounting. For those interested in participating, please contact Jared Finnegan at jfinnegan@wri.org.