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 Goals 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: Second Draft of for Pilot Testing

July 2013 3.2 MB

Policy and Action Standard: Second Draft for Pilot Testing

July 2013 2.3 MB

List of Pilot Tests

December 2013 131 KB

Pilot Testing Terms of Reference

July 2013 244 KB

Mitigation Goals - Summary of Changes to the First Draft

July 2013 483 KB

Policy and Action - Summary of Changes to the First Draft

July 2013 327 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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