Launch of GHG Protocol: Policy and Action Standard, Mitigation Goal Standard



On 21st November, the World Resources Institute will launch in Washington two new Greenhouse Gas Protocol Standards aiming to inform government climate change strategies.

These important new standards can help answer some of the most fundamental questions facing our planet going forward: Are countries on track to meet their climate commitments? How effective are specific local or national policies to drive carbon reductions? And will countries’ actions add up to limit warming to under 2 degrees Celsius?

Building on previous GHG Protocol standards, the Policy and Action Standard helps evaluate the effectiveness of specific policies or measures in achieving greenhouse gas emissions reductions, empowering policymakers and analysts to better assess and communicate their progress. The Mitigation Goal Standard takes a bigger picture view, enabling governments to determine their emissions trajectory and whether their policy portfolio aligns with reaching their climate goals. Both standards are applicable for all levels of government.

Examples of the Protocols in use

  • How Tunisia used the Policy and Action Standard to calculate the benefits of a solar energy policy – read here
  • How the Mitigation Goal Standard was used to accurately monitor South Africa’s progress toward lowering its mining sector emissions – read here


Remote access to the launch event will be available through a webinar (register).


10:00-11:45 am   Presentations and Panel Discussions
11:45 am-12:30 pm   Lunch
12:30-4:45 pm   Training Workshop
4:45-5:30 pm   Reception


  • Manish Bapna, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, WRI
  • Pankaj Bhatia, Director, Greenhouse Gas Protocol, WRI
  • Alexa Kleysteuber, Mitigation Advisor, The Independent Association of Latin America and the Caribbean (AILAC)
  • Maurice LeFranc, Senior Advisor for International Climate Change, United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • Jennifer Morgan, Director, Climate and Energy Programs, WRI
  • Sophie Siemens, Project Coordinator, Ministry of Environment, Chile
  • Katia Simeonova, Manager, Mitigation, Data and Analysis Programme, Reporting and Analysis Programme United Nations Climate Change Secretariat

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