Offsets Registry

Chicago Climate Exchange is North America's largest and longest running greenhouse gas emission reduction program. From 2003 through 2010 CCX operated as a comprehensive cap and trade program with an offsets component. In 2011 CCX launched the Chicago Climate Exchange Offsets Registry Program to register verified emission reductions based on a comprehensive set of established protocols. Participants interested in acquiring registered offsets may apply to become a CCX Registry Account Holder by filling out the Participant Agreement.

Step 1: Eligibility

All projects must submit a CCX Project Implementation Document or equivalent document. All projects must receive a Project Approval Letter as evidence of program validation prior to initiating verification. Verifiers should request a copy of the letter prior to verification to ensure that the project has been validated by CCX for verification. Requests for CCX Project Approval Letters should be made directly to

Step 2: Verification

Verification is required of all projects to ensure that all program requirements have been met. All verification must be performed by a CCX approved verifier. Upon completion of verification activities, a copy of the verification should be sent to CCX for registration.

Step 3: Registration

Once the verification report and associated documents have been received, CCX Staff will review all the associated documents and the verification report to ensure all requirements have been met. Provided all of the requirements have been met, CCX will issue offsets into the designated registry account.

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