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
Celebrating the Climate, Community & Biodiversity Program’s 100th Validated Project
Celebrating the over 100 Climate, Community & Biodiversity Program projects working around the world to create benefits for people and planet.
Just Released: New Guidance for Nesting REDD+ Projects
Bringing the project and jurisdictional scales together will be critical post-Paris to ensure no double…
VCS Recognized as Offset Mechanism under Draft South African Carbon Tax Regulation
On June 20th, The South African Government published a draft regulation for its new carbon…