Offset Quality Initiative Reports

The Institute was a founding organization and member of the Offset Quality Initiative (OQI), which was created in November 2007 to provide leadership on GHG offset policy and best practices. OQI is a collaborative, consensus-based effort that brings together the collective expertise of six nonprofit member organizations, the others being: The Climate Trust, Pew Center on Global Climate Change, Climate Action Reserve, the American Carbon Registry/Winrock International, and The Climate Group. The Offset Quality Initiative has developed several influential consensus-based reports with funding from the Energy Foundation.

November, 2009

Assessing Offset Quality in the Clean Development Mechanism

Complete Report | Executive Summary

June, 2009

Maintaining Carbon Market Integrity: Why Renewable Energy Certificates Are Not Offsets

Complete Report | Executive Summary

July, 2008

Ensuring Offset Quality: Integrating High Quality Greenhouse Gas Offsets Into North American Cap-and-Trade Policy

Complete Report | Executive Summary