The Offset Network's Peer Review Process provides a tool for institutions of higher education to evaluate each other's carbon offset projects. For the project implementer, this process can result in the generation of carbon offset credits that the institution can utilize for their Second Nature or internal climate commitments. For the peer institution, this process presents the opportunity for students to gain valuable experience evaluating carbon offset projects.

After idea generation, the project implementer moves to the protocol selection stage, where they choose to execute their project with an innovative (i.e. new protocol) or peer reviewed (i.e. existing GHG protocol) method. The project implementer then submits their project plan (##on the offset network site?##), which the peer review committee (a group of subject matter experts in carbon offset projects) evaluates. Upon approval, the implementer submits their Project Description Document (PDD) and proceeds with the development of the project. Under peer verification, the implementer works with a peer institution to evaluate the project's documentation, deliverables, and long term feasibility. If the public assessment path is followed, the implementer identifies 3 parties to critique the documentation of the project. Depending on the pathway chosen, the project implementer gains either carbon offset credits for their institution, or academic enrichment of their students.

After idea generation, the project implementer moves to the protocol selection stage, where they choose to execute their project with an innovative (i.e. new protocol) or peer reviewed (i.e. existing GHG protocol) method. The project implementer then submits their project plan (##on the offset network site?##), which the peer review committee (a group of subject matter experts in carbon offset projects) evaluates. Upon approval, the implementer submits their Project Description Document (PDD) and proceeds with the development of the project. Under peer verification, the implementer works with a peer institution to evaluate the project's documentation, deliverables, and long term feasibility. If the public assessment path is followed, the implementer identifies 3 parties to critique the documentation of the project. Depending on the pathway chosen, the project implementer gains either carbon offset credits for their institution, or academic enrichment of their students.

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