Project coordinators must work directly with representatives of all local stakeholders in the development of project interventions and in defining the project logic. This project logic must include risk mitigation measures for leakage. 

All methodologies must include a mechanism for account for the expected leakage impact and make deductions on the carbon benefits accordingly. In addition to this, where possible, leakage risk mitigation measures must be implemented to reduce the potential for leakage. These are then reviewed by the Technical Review Panel (TRP), and Validation and Verification Body (VVB) or Independent Expert (IE) (depending on the review process taken).

The Standard will adapt and evolve over time to continue to minimise risks to leakage.