Title: LEAF Coalition buyer’s qualification policy

Language: English

Type: Document

Nature: Report

Published: October 30, 2023


Region: Global

Country: Global / Non-Specific

Topic: Emission Reduction Program

Keywords: Emission Reduction Program

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Document Summary:

This webpage provides LEAF Coalition buyer’s qualification policy.


Document Details:

Buyers’ Criteria To participate in The LEAF Coalition private sector buyers must meet the following five criteria:

  • Publicly commit to science-based targets (SBTi), or equivalent quantified and independently verified decarbonization targets, consistent with limiting warming in line with the long-term temperature goal of the Paris Agreement, with no or limited overshoot. In addition, private sector buyers should aim to have set SBTi or equivalent targets (as above) before taking title to emissions reductions, and no later than 2023.
  • Publicly commit to mid-century net zero targets covering all three scopes.
  • Join the UN Race to Zero.
  • Publicly report a greenhouse gas emissions inventory following the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHGP).
  • Separately publicly report any use of ERs or other carbon credits, including purpose of use. Reporting should be independently audited.


Updated: January 11, 2024