Mexico Livestock Protocol

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The Mexico Livestock Protocol addresses GHG emission reductions associated with installing a manure biogas control system for livestock operations, such as dairy cattle and swine farms, in Mexico.

Current Protocol Version(s) Available for Project Submittal Adoption Date Notes and Supporting Documents
Mexico Livestock Protocol Version 2.0 (English | Español)

(Previous versions)

September 29, 2010 Protocol is a combined PDF that includes both the errata and protocol, with errata arranged first.

Errata and Clarifications to Mexico Livestock Protocol Version 2.0 (English | Español) (July 19, 2023)

Mexico Livestock Protocol Version 2.0 Summary

Protocol Revision

Current update in progress

The Mexico Livestock Protocol is currently undergoing an update. Stakeholders may submit revision suggestions to [email protected].

Protocol Supporting Documents

The documents and tools below are made available to account holders upon request. The tools are designed to help livestock project developers organize their project data and facilitate verification. Use of the tools is optional; however, it may be useful in identifying important aspects of the Livestock Protocol and streamlining verification.

Reserve Livestock Calculation Tools
Protocol Version Relevant Document/Tool Description
Mexico Livestock Protocol V2.0 Reserve Mexico Livestock Calculation Tool (February 2024) The Reserve has developed the Livestock Calculation Tool to assist with the quantification of projects using the Livestock Protocol. Use of this tool is optional, but only the most current version should be used for project quantification. Please inform the Reserve of any issues that arise while using the tool by contacting [email protected].

Project Registration Documents

Fase Requerida
Required Phase
Mexico Livestock Project Submittal Form A proposal to undertake a livestock gas capture and destruction project in Mexico. Project Submittal Public
Livestock Baseline Diagram Diagrammatic representation of the waste management system existing on the project site prior to project implementation. Project Submittal Public
Project System Diagram A project diagram is required for non-sequestration projects. See the example livestock diagram for recommended format and content. Verification Private
Livestock Sample Monitoring Report This report is required when a project elects to take a zero-credit reporting period (see section 3.4.7 of the Reserve Program Manual) or when choosing verification period Option 3 (see section 8 of the Mexico Livestock Project Protocol). Verification Private
Reserve Mexico Livestock Calculation Tool Version 2.0c (June 18, 2019) The Reserve has developed the Beta Mexico Livestock Calculation Tool to assist with the quantification of projects using the Mexico Livestock Project Protocol. If you are developing a livestock project and would like to receive a copy of this tool, please send an e-mail to [email protected]. In the body of the e-mail message, please include the following information: Reserve Project ID number, dates of the current reporting period for your project, and version of the protocol for which the tool will be used. Verification Private
Livestock Project Design Document The purpose of this document is to assist livestock project developers in identifying high areas of risk, highlight important aspects of the Mexico Livestock Project Protocol, and facilitate verification. To request a copy, please send an email to [email protected] and indicate your Reserve Project ID number and dates of the current reporting period. Verification Private

Protocol Development & Previous Versions

Use the link below to access information about the original protocol development process and view previous versions of the Mexico Livestock Protocol. Public comments, staff responses to public comments, workgroup participants, and other supporting documents can also be found here.

Click a version of the protocol below to access more information:

Please contact the Reserve with questions or comments.