Feedback on the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Draft Land Sector and Removal Guidance: Incentivising Corporate Action at Landscape and Jurisdictional Scale
The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol has published its draft Land Sector and Removals Guidance for pilot testing and review. The guidance will explain how companies should account for and report GHG emissions and removals from land management, land use change and related activities in GHG inventories.
Analysis from TFA, Proforest, Conservation International, Emergent, EDF, IDH and ISEAL found that the draft guidance only allowed companies to account for actions and GHG emission reductions at the farm level. As such, it would not incentivize company to take action beyond supply chain at landscape and jurisdictional scale, which is essential to stop deforestation and natural conversion and keep temperature increase below 1.5°C.
This document provides guidance, for forestry, land and agricultural sector companies and wider stakeholders interested in promoting landscape and jurisdictional approaches, to respond to the public consultation of the Draft GHG Protocol Land Sector and Removals guidance, part 1, open for public consultation until 30 November 2022, with the deadline for those piloting the draft guidance on 15 January 2023.