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
Double Counting in ICAO’s CORSIA: Issues and Solutions
Carbon certification bodies participating in the CORISA might need to come up with their own double counting guidelines. Though this challenge poses a key risk within CORSIA framework, there are paths forward that can address that risk and even lead to potential opportunities.
Methodologies Open for Public Comment
There are currently no methodologies open for public comment.
Project Story: Collaboration and Restoration in Maasai Territory
The Chyulu Hills REDD+ Project sets an example for how projects can serve as conveners to support entire landscapes and integrate community activities.