There are a number of organizations that provide offset-related programs and services. We have provided a list of tools and resources that project developers may find useful.
Please note that the content of the web sites listed here are the sole responsibility of the respective organization. The project guidelines and/or requirements found at these sites may differ from those of The Climate Trust.
- Glossary of offset terms
- The Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), a leading international certification system for the voluntary offset market, has a variety of tools for project developers. VCS adopted our test for determining additionality, the most crucial criterion for offsets.
- The Greenhouse Gas Protocol, which is a collaboration between the World Resources Institute and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, has a variety of resources for project developers.
- Clean Development Mechanism, which is part of the Kyoto Protocol, provides a variety of approved methodologies and methodological tools.
- The Organization of Economic Development Framework for Baseline Development describes the main approaches and issues involved in developing a baseline.
If you have questions or want to discuss a project concept, please contact
Senior Project Analyst Peter Weisberg at 503.238.1915 x207.
Step 1: Submit a Project Information Note.
For forestry projects, submit a Forestry Project Information Note
Step 2: Upon The Climate Trust's request, submit a Project Information Document.
Step 3: Negotiate an Emission Reduction Purchase Agreement.