Mitigation Accounting

The GHG Protocol is developing two new standards: 1) the Policy and Action Standard, which provides guidance on quantifying the greenhouse gas effects of policies and actions, and 2) the Mitigation Goal Standard, which provides guidance on tracking progress toward national and sub-national GHG reduction goals. WRI is developing the standards through a global multi-stakeholder process.

New voluntary, policy-neutral guidelines will increase the consistency and transparency in the way government agencies, international financial/aid institutions, businesses, and civil society organizations account for GHG reductions from mitigation actions and goals. For more information, see the background documents below.

For further questions, please contact David Rich at drich@wri.org.

Background Documents

Title Date Size

Mitigation Goals Standard - Final Draft for Public Comment

July 2014 2.1 MB

Mitigation Goals Standard - Executive Summary

July 2014 265 KB

Mitigation Goals Standard - Comment Template

July 2014 85 KB

Mitigation Goals Standard - Sample Reporting Template

July 2014 320 KB

Policy and Action Standard - Final Draft for Public Comment

June 2014 2.9 MB

Policy and Action Standard - Executive Summary

June 2014 500 KB

Policy and Action Standard - Comment Template

June 2014 83 KB

Policy and Action Standard - Sample Reporting Template

June 2014 122 KB

Policy and Action Standard - List of Tools and Methods v1

June 2014 457 KB

Pilot Testing Summary

June 2014 462 KB

List of Pilot Tests

December 2013 131 KB

List of Advisory Committee Members

July 2012 127 KB

Terms of Reference and Governance Plan

March 2012 102 KB

Summary of Survey Results

March 2012 228 KB

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