VCS develops and manages standards that help countries, the private sector and civil society achieve their
sustainable development and climate action goals.
Verified Carbon Standard
The VCS Program is the world’s leading voluntary program for the certification of GHG emission reduction projects
Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standards
Supporting land use projects in addressing climate change, supporting local communities and smallholders and conserving biodiversity
California Offset Project Registry
The VCS Offset Project Registry (OPR) facilitates the participation of offset projects within the California cap-and-trade program
Initiative for Climate Action Transparency
Supporting countries around the world in the evaluation of the climate, sustainable development and transformational impacts of their policies and actions
Updated: VCS Program Version 3 Documents
VCS Announces Q4 2016 Program Update We have updated a number of VCS Version 3…
Coming Soon: Streamlined Climate, Community & Biodiversity Program Documents
CCB Program document updates will introduce templates for project reporting and streamline joint use of the CCB and VCS Programs. Updated documents will be open for public comment in November.
ICAO Approves Market-based Measure
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Assembly has voted to tackle airline GHG emissions, making a formal commitment to addressing climate change and establishing a new market for carbon credits.