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
Project Story: Carbon and Kilns
Social Carbon’s fuel switching project reminds us that industrial processing isn’t just about chemicals, conveyor belts and big factories.
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.