mitigation goals standard

Definition

This standard was developed with the following objectives in mind; To help users assess and report progress toward mitigation goals in an accurate, consistent, transparent, complete, and relevant manner; To help policymakers and other decision makers develop effective strategies for managing and reducing GHG emissions; to support consistent and transparent public reporting of mitigation goal design choices and progress toward goal achievement; to support national governments in meeting international reporting obligations under the United 46 Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), if relevant; to create more international consistency and transparency in the way jurisdictions design and 48 assess progress toward mitigation goal; to help national and sub-national governments contribute to global mitigation efforts in a transparent and credible manner. (MGS / GHGP, 2014)