The CarbonNeutral Protocol Index

We are pleased to present this 2024 edition of The CarbonNeutral Protocol. First developed and published in 2002, the Protocol is revised and updated annually to reflect developments in climate science, international policy, standards and business practice. It is an open access standard and guide developed for business, by business that draws together leading independent standards for greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting into a practical guide to carbon neutrality.

It underpins CarbonNeutral® certifications awarded by Climate Impact Partners to recognize carbon neutral organizations, products and activities, and provides a detailed framework for the design and implementation of credible carbon neutral programs.