The AEA is seeking to facilitate the establishment of a globally harmonised Certification Scheme for Low-Carbon Ammonia to support the development of a market for low- and zero-carbon ammonia. The Certification Scheme will quantify the absolute GHG emissions associated with ammonia production, and enable prospective producers and consumers to trade ammonia on the basis of certified, transparent, and verifiable emission reductions.
To enable this, we have published a Discussion Paper designed to illustrate our initial thinking around a Low-Carbon Ammonia Certification Scheme and stimulate discussion of its potential merits, limitations, and design details.
The Certification Scheme will be developed by a Steering Group and Working Groups organized by the AEA and led by AEA members. Nonetheless, the success of the Certification Scheme will depend on the participation of many strategic partners (AEA affiliates and non-members) who will play crucial roles both in informing the design phase and in supporting the adoption phase. The AEA aims to formalize existing relationships and forge new links with like-minded organizations – international, regional, and sectoral; governmental, industrial, and academic – in order that relevant parties can be integrated meaningfully into the scheme’s development process.
This Discussion Paper and the Survey, which follows below, launch the initial Consultation Phase during which the AEA aims (1) to solicit feedback on the Certification Scheme’s proposed objectives, principles, governance, and implementation, as well as (2) to invite expressions of interest in participating in Working Groups and/or (3) to invite expressions of interest in piloting the Certification Scheme.
The AEA invites any interested organization to provide feedback through the Survey below.
An initial consultation is underway, through the end of 2021. However, please note that the AEA will continue to collect stakeholder input on an ongoing basis, and expressions of interest in joining a Working Group or proposing a pilot project are encouraged at any time.
Before completing the Survey, please read the Discussion Paper, which has been designed to illustrate our initial thinking around a Low-Carbon Ammonia Certification Scheme and stimulate discussion of its potential merits, limitations, and design details.
The Survey may take 30-60 minutes or more to complete. You can save your partial submission and complete it later by scrolling to the end and selecting Save and Continue Later.