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Call for Peer Reviewers: Draft Requirements for Wetlands Restoration and Conservation

The VCS Association is seeking qualified individuals to participate in a peer review of draft requirements for crediting the greenhouse gas benefits of Wetlands Restoration and Conservation (WRC) activities.

The draft requirements have been developed by the VCS Wetlands Technical Working Group. The final requirements will be incorporated into existing VCS requirements for crediting the GHG benefits of activities in the Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) sector.

The objective of the peer review is to solicit detailed technical input to ensure the draft requirements are conceptually rigorous, scientifically robust and workable in practice. The peer review will emphasize technical rigor; broader input will be sought later during a public consultation.

Peer reviewers should have significant expertise and experience with wetland restoration or conservation. Methodology developers, policy makers, market analysts and validation/verification bodies, among others, are invited to apply. Familiarity with VCS methodology development and assessment is useful but not essential.

    • To be considered as a peer reviewer, please submit your resume or CV and a brief description of your experience to secretariat@v-c-s.org by 23 December.
    • To recommend a peer reviewer, please submit their name and contact details by 16 December.

Peer reviewers will be asked to begin the review in early January 2012 and provide comments by early February. Peer reviewers should expect to commit 4-8 hours to the task. We regret that we are unable to offer compensation.