ACR Announces Open Public Comment Period for Updates to the ACR Standard



October 2, 2020

Arlington VA, October 2, 2020 – The American Carbon Registry (ACR), a nonprofit enterprise of Winrock International, announces an open public comment period for updates to the ACR Standard v7.0, which details ACR’s requirements and specifications for the quantification, monitoring, reporting, verification, registration and issuance of project-based GHG emissions reductions and removals as carbon credits.

Key updates include the use of 100-year Global Warming Potentials (GWPs) from the IPCC 5th Assessment Report (AR5) to calculate emission reductions, requirements to avoiding double claiming between achievement of NDCs targets and voluntary offsetting, and addition of detailed procedures to avoid double counting in the CORSIA.

Please submit written comments via by December 1, 2020.

ACR Standard v7.0 will go into effect January 1, 2021.