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Outreach Activities - Program Work

Multi-state Registry

WRI is providing technical support to the Multi-State Registry (MSR) Technical Working Group.

It is comprised of representatives from the California Climate Action Registry, the Eastern Climate Registry Working Group, the Midwest Registry Working Group, and Western states working through the Western Regional Air Partnership.

On Oct. 12-13, the MSR Technical Working Group convened at WRI’s offices in Washington, D.C. to discuss various issues regarding the framework proposal, which include voluntary reporting, mandatory reporting, and verification proposals.

Program Officially Transitions from Pilot Phase to Headquarters at SEMARNAT

The Mexico GHG Program officially transitioned from a pilot project to a permanent program on October 2, marking a significant milestone for the program partners and 30 participating businesses. The transition was ushered in through a signing of a permanent-status Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which replaced the pilot-phase MOU that was set to expire in November.

WRI Team Travels to Nairobi to Launch LULUCF Guide to Project Accounting

On Nov. 7, Florence Daviet and Suzie Greenhalgh of WRI will travel to Nairobi, Kenya to present the “Land use, Land-use change and Forestry Guidance for GHG Project Accounting” (LULUCF) at the Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP-12).

Revised Aluminum Tool Now Available

The International Aluminum Institute (IAI), in association with WBCSD and WRI, announced on Oct. 23 an updated set of tools for calculating GHG emissions from primary aluminum production.

New Documents - Publication Developments

Typology

The project typology will provide project developers with project-specific information on a range of accounting issues (e.g., possible baseline candidates, secondary effects, important data sources, monitoring techniques).

The first five chapters of this tool have been reviewed by the GHG Protocol team.

Angela Zahniser, who is on rotation at WRI through the Presidential Management Fellow Program, will help work on the sixth chapter, which pertains to carbon sequestration projects.

Next steps on this project include an extensive external review and additional collection