Dominican Republic Livestock Protocol Development

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Version 1.0

The Dominican Republic Livestock Protocol provides guidance on how to quantify, monitor, report, and verify greenhouse gas emission reductions associated with installing a manure biogas control system for livestock operations, such as dairy cattle and swine farms, in the Dominican Republic.

Approximately 29 percent of the territory is dedicated to livestock, and as of 2022 there are only 27 digesters in operation, none of which are registered carbon capture projects. With the development of the Dominican Republic Livestock Protocol, carbon offsets will incentivize the capture and destruction of methane emitted from manure lagoons at dairy cattle and swine farms.

  • Dominican Republic Livestock Protocol Version 1.0 (English | Spanish) (October 4, 2023)

Public Comment Period

The Dominican Republic Livestock Protocol was available for public comment from August 7 to September 6, 2023. No public comments were received beyond editorial comments.

  • Dominican Republic Livestock Public Comment Period Draft (English | Spanish)

Dominican Republic Livestock Protocol Public Comment Webinar
The Reserve held a public webinar in Spanish on September 1, 2023 to discuss the protocol in detail and solicit public comments.

Local Stakeholder Engagement

The Reserve seeks to engage stakeholders throughout the Dominican Republic Livestock Protocol development process to identify and incorporate applicable laws, norms, and conditions applicable to the livestock industry in the Dominican Republic. All stakeholders interested in the protocol process, please complete the following Local Engagement form below and submit it to [email protected] to help ensure that you receive the appropriate notifications for public engagement opportunities during the protocol development.


The Dominican Republic Livestock Protocol will be developed through the Reserve’s multi-stakeholder workgroup process. The Reserve strives to create a well-balanced workgroup consisting of industry representatives, project developers, environmental NGOs, verification bodies, independent consultants, academia, and government bodies.

Workgroup members are listed below:

AB Energy USA, LLC
ATOA Consulting Pty Ltd
Ministry of Environment, Dominican Republic
Nestlé Dominicana
Ruby Canyon Environmental
Terralimpia Biogas Solutions

Stakeholders not part of the workgroup are encouraged to participate in the process as “observers.” Observers may attend workgroup meetings in listen-only mode, submit written comments on the draft methodology when it is available for public comment, and attend the public webinar(s) held during the public comment period.

Workgroup Meetings

Workgroup Meeting 3 – in Spanish
April 13, 2023

  • Dominican Republic Livestock Protocol – Workgroup Draft (English | Spanish)

Workgroup Meeting 2 – in Spanish
March 9, 2023

Workgroup Meeting 1 – in Spanish
February 21, 2023

Kickoff Webinar

The Reserve held a public webinar on January 26, 2023, to kickoff the Dominican Republic Livestock development process.

Development Timeline

The following timeline will be updated as the protocol development process unfolds.

Protocol kickoff webinar January 26, 2023
Workgroup SOIs due February 3, 2023
Formation of workgroup February 2023
Reserve staff begins to draft protocol January 2023
First workgroup meeting February 21, 2023
Second workgroup meeting March 9, 2023
Third workgroup meeting April 13, 2023
Public comment period August 7 – September 6, 2023
Protocol presented to Reserve Board for approval October 4, 2023

Technical and Financial Support

Partial funding and technical support were provided by MexiCO2.