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Public consultation on Capital Markets Facilitated Emissions methodology

The public consultation will be open until October 21 2022

PCAF public consultation on Capital Markets Facilitated Emissions methodology coverThe methodology provides a suggested GHG accounting approach for the facilitation of capital markets activities. This method creates a mechanism that helps provide transparency and accountability and will enable the following:

  1. The ability to consistently define the quantum of GHG emissions associated with financial institutions’ facilitation of capital markets activities;
  2. Clearer comparison of issuers’ GHG emissions profile, allowing for more informed decisions; and
  3. More informed analysis and comparison of the financial institutions engaged in facilitation activity by their investors and other stakeholders.

Download the proposed methodology

The Working Group seeks input from external stakeholders on the proposed method and associated choices. In particular, we seek feedback from stakeholders on the proposed approaches to calculating the attribution of emissions.

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How this final proposed methodology was developed

PCAF released the discussion paper on capital markets instruments for its initial public consultation in late 2021, mirroring the public consultation process held for the first edition of the PCAF Standard in 2020. The discussion paper aimed to highlight the importance of capital markets to facilitate the climate transition and introduce the concept of facilitated emissions. It explains the key choices necessary to develop guidelines for facilitated emissions and describes the complex challenges around making those choices. Upon receipt of feedback from external stakeholders, the PCAF Capital Markets Working Group resumed work on the development of the methodology in the beginning of 2022. After eight months of intensive collaboration, the Working Group has developed a final proposed methodology for the measurement and disclosure of facilitated emissions.

Watch the recorded webinar

Below you will find the recorded webinar on Capital Markets Facilitated Emissions Methodology