GHG Measurement Strategy

We believe measuring greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and reductions is a crucial tool that enhances our mutual understanding of priority high-impact climate change efforts, facilitates identifying and managing risks, and helps disclose achievements.

About the Strategy

Our GHG Measurement Strategy lays out our standardized approach for in-house monitoring, reporting, and verification of our grant program’s GHG reduction contributions. The ultimate goal is to empower high-impact efforts that contribute to halting and reversing the effects of climate change by:  

How Does it Work?

Our in-house climate change experts calculate each project’s emissions reductions as part of our application decision process, and to reflect on attained impacts after project culmination. We undertake a flexible and adaptive approach with each of our partners, following standardized methodologies and protocols. We base our calculations on activity details you provide in our application and reporting forms, combined with in-house research on local contexts and opportunities. As part of our analysis, we may reach out to you to clarify assumptions or to request further details to support our calculations. Here is a snapshot of how GHG quantification is embedded in our grant lifecycle:

Our GHG Principles

Our GHG measurement efforts follow 8 guiding principles:

  • Transparency
  • Accuracy
  • Consistency
  • Completeness
  • Comparability
  • Collaboration
  • Improvement
  • Sustainability