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BASELINE consists of a database of recent and mostly informal
literature on baseline methodologies that experts world-wide have begun to develop
following the endorsement of the Activities Implemented Jointly (AIJ) pilot phase at the
Berlin climate conference in 1994. Following the endorsement of project-based greenhouse
gas reduction activities through the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, further development of
methodologies took place.
But access to this literature is very limited, because a
large part is so recent that it has not yet been published in journals or books. Thus it
is difficult to get a good overview on available and relevant literature. The purpose of
BASELINE is to make this literature more accessible to anyone interested. The database is
open-ended, and if you feel that other articles or papers should be added, please send us
your suggestions. Any other
on BASELINE is also welcome.
BASELINE is part of a programme that URC initiated in
1999, and which focuses on developing and strengthening analytical and methodological
capacity on baselines in developing countries. The programme offers technical advice,
Internet access to documentation and data to developing country experts in order to enable
an independent formulation of views on baselines from a Southern perspective. Technical
assistance has been provided to the Peruvian National
Environmental Council (CONAM), and to the African regional group through the South
African Energy and Development Research Centre (EDRC).
URC's activities build on its prior mitigation
studies that have focused on identifying project possibilities at the national level.