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Portada Overview of Carbon Offset Programs: Similarities and Differences

Overview of Carbon Offset Programs: Similarities and Differences

January 2015

Maps the key elements and design features of offset programs, presenting the essential differences and similarities among existing programs. Design features of 11 programs are presented and explores how each addresses issues such as efficiency, environmental integrity, applicability, and transaction costs.

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Portada Options and Guidence for the Development of Baselines

Options and Guidence for the Development of Baselines

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October 2013

Designed to support policymakers establishing new mechanisms for climate change mitigation, this note presents options and guidance for the development of GHG emissions baselines.

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Portada Supporting GHG Mitigation Actions with Effective Data Management Systems

Supporting GHG Mitigation Actions with Effective Data Management Systems

May 2013

Presents GHG data management systems (technologies and processes that facilitate data collection and organization) used to meet climate change-related policy objectives through the lens of four cases studies.

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Portada The Nuts and Bolts of Baseline Setting: Why, What, and How?

The Nuts and Bolts of Baseline Setting: Why, What, and How?

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August 2012

This document provides an overview of baseline setting for greenhouse gas (GHG) crediting mechanisms. The main purpose of this note is to examine key issues for baseline setting in the context of scaled-up crediting mechanisms, and the discussion takes into account concepts developed and experience gained under these mechanisms. In addition, most of the concepts and examples presented here are relevant to setting baselines in the energy and industry sectors.

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Portada Domestic Emissions Trading Schemes (ETS): Existing and Proposed Schemes

Domestic Emissions Trading Schemes (ETS): Existing and Proposed Schemes

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April 2012

Provides an overview and assessment of lessons and insights from existing and proposed domestic emissions trading schemes, including in the EU, New Zealand, Australia, Tokyo and California. For each scheme, a set of general characteristics—such as coverage and scope, setting a cap, allocation of allowances—is considered.

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Portada Crediting Mechanisms Overview

Crediting Mechanisms Overview

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December 2011

Summarizes (proposed) scaled-up crediting instruments as well as existing project-based crediting schemes and highlights important characteristics across them. This note provide insights that may inform the design and use of possible “scaled-up crediting instruments”.

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