Future Protocol Development

Request for Proposals to Assist in the Development of a Mexico ODS Project Protocol

With support from the Instituto para la Protección Ambiental of the state of Nuevo Leon, Mexico, the Climate Action Reserve will begin adapting the Article 5 Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) Project Protocol for use in Mexico. This effort will focus on developing a standardized project protocol for quantifying and certifying greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions from the destruction of ODS sourced from Mexico at destruction facilities in Mexico. To support this effort, the Reserve is issuing a request for proposals (RFP) for a technical contractor to assist in the development of the protocol. The contractor will conduct technical research and analysis to support the development of Mexico-specific standards for destruction facilities and Mexico-specific protocol requirements for analyzing the composition and quantity of ODS. The contractor will also support the stakeholder workgroup process and analyze regulatory requirements in Mexico that might affect the project and project activities.

Proposals are due by 5:00 pm PT on August 1, 2014. Questions about the RFP can be directed to Teresa Lang at tlang@climateactionreserve.org.

Submit a Project Protocol Concept

The Reserve welcomes project protocol concept suggestions from interested stakeholders at any time. The concepts can be submitted via the form below which is designed to address questions that the policy team must explore when determining a concept’s potential for standardized protocol development under the Reserve program. Before submitting a concept form, please review the information below concerning the concept review process, important criteria considered by staff for protocol development, and the Reserve’s summary of previously submitted concepts.

The form should be filled out with the best available information and emailed to policy@climateactionreserve.org.

Project Concept Review Process

The timeline for scoping new project concepts varies depending on the project type and available information. Staff conducts brief internal reviews of the concept and supporting documentation before meeting as a team once a month to discuss the project type. If there is good potential for protocol development then staff will conduct further internal research. If the project type shows promise for developing a standardized protocol, the Reserve will host a formal public scoping meeting. Following the scoping meeting, there may be a project protocol kickoff meeting which initiates the protocol development process. From that point forward, the process may take 6 to 12 months, or more, depending on the project type.

For more information on the protocol development process, please see the Reserve Program Manual.

If you have questions about project concepts or the submission process, please contact the Policy Team.