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
VCS Again Voted Best Voluntary Standard, Leads in Voluntary Market Transactions
We’re pleased to announce that, for the 5th year running, VCS has been voted the Best Voluntary Standard in Environmental Finance’s voluntary carbon market rankings.
Two New Improved Forest Management Methodologies Approved
Forest destruction leaves a sobering visual, showcasing our impact on the environment. The UNFCCC estimates…