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
Multiple Uses and Benefits in the Guatemalan Rainforest: A Project Story
To reach the village of Uaxatún in Petén, Guatemala one travels through the rainforest. Green…
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Now Open: Climate, Community & Biodiversity (CCB) Program Public Comment Period
Comments from the public are now being accepted on updates to Climate, Community & Biodiversity (CCB) Program documents. Through 6 Jan