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GHG Protocol Releases Market-based Accounting Approaches Survey Draft Summary Report

Market-based Accounting Approaches Survey Summary Draft Now Available 

Between November 2022 and March 2023, GHG Protocol invited interested stakeholders to provide feedback via four surveys on the Corporate Standard, the Scope 2 Guidance, the Scope 3 Standard, and market-based accounting approaches.      

GHG Protocol received 343 responses to the Market-based Accounting Approaches Survey. This Draft Summary Report provides a detailed overview of this stakeholder feedback. The report builds on the “Topline Findings from Market-based Accounting Approaches Survey” webinar, hosted by GHG Protocol in October 2023, by providing a more comprehensive and detailed summary of responses. Materials for the other three survey workstreams can be found here.  

Read the Draft Summary Report


Review Period 

GHG Protocol encourages all interested stakeholders to read the Draft Summary Report. To ensure that GHG Protocol is accurately representing survey feedback, GHG Protocol is holding a review period to invite comments only from individuals/organizations who completed the Market-based Accounting Approaches Survey and believe their feedback was either not adequately reflected or misrepresented.     

If you/your organization completed the Market Based Accounting Approaches Survey and you see any discrepancies between your feedback and the summary, please complete this form by May/06/2024. 
The GHG Protocol Secretariat will then review all responses to feedback submitted via this form during the review period to release a final version of the Market-Based Accounting Approach Survey Summary Report. 

Next Steps in Standards Update Process    

The Market-based Accounting Approaches Survey Draft Summary Report will support the development of specific work plans and inform discussions around key revisions to GHG Protocol’s standards and guidance. In addition, the GHG Protocol Secretariat will continue to solicit new information and review relevant new research related to market-based accounting approaches as they become available throughout the update process.    

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