Standards for a Sustainable World

VCS develops and manages standards that help countries, the private sector and civil society achieve their
sustainable development and climate action goals.

  • Updated: VCS Program Version 3 Documents

    19 October 2016

    VCS Announces Q4 2016 Program Update We have updated a number of VCS Version 3…

    Verified Carbon Standard
  • Coming Soon: Streamlined Climate, Community & Biodiversity Program Documents

    10 October 2016

    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.

    Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standards
  • ICAO Approves Market-based Measure

    7 October 2016

    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.

    Verified Carbon Standard