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
Consultation open on the SD VISta Project Requirements
Your comments will help ensure that the Project Requirements for our newest standard are clear and meet the needs of projects and their investors and supporters.
VCS Turns 10! Celebrating our History and Looking to the Future
We celebrate 10 years as an organization with major milestones and a look forward at what comes next.
VCS Weighs in on Paris Agreement Article 6
In our submission for IETA’s new portal on Article 6, we recommend robust rules to prevent double counting and the adoption of an ‘open architecture’ approach to drive emission reductions at the scale we need.