Options to Use International Offset Programs in a Domestic Context

Published: 16/09/2015

Significant experience on offsetting greenhouse gas emissions has been built up over the past 25 years through the implementation and improvement of international and domestic offset programmes. As part of the Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) technical work programme, this paper aims to support PMR country participants currently planning or designing domestic offset programmes. Its main objective is to identify how existing international offset programmes can be best leveraged to develop domestic offset arrangements that suit their national circumstances. This could take place at different levels of dependency, ranging from full reliance on international programmes to fully independent domestic programmes, and everything in between.