Carbon Offset Programs: Design, Review and Assessment

SEI provided guidance for the potential development of a U.S. carbon offset program as part of a future mandatory GHG compliance regime.

SEI published a research report that reviewed and assessed current domestic US and international offset programs. SEI also produced a memo on “Maximizing the Positive: Interactions between Offset Programs and Other Climate-related Policies in the U.S.”, which it intends to develop into a published paper in 2009 entitled A Review of Offset Programs: Trading Systems, Funds, Protocols, Standards and Retailers.

Funder: U.S. EPA