VCS Turns 10! Celebrating our History and Looking to the Future
We celebrate 10 years as an organization with major milestones and a look forward at what comes next.
Emissions 2020: Growing Investment in Forests
By combining practitioners from across the field, the event shook up some siloed thinking and got us excited about a potential new way to mobilize capital for forests.
VCS Weighs in on Paris Agreement Article 6
In our submission for IETA’s new portal on Article 6, we recommend robust rules to prevent double counting and the adoption of an ‘open architecture’ approach to drive emission reductions at the scale we need.
Colombia Drives Innovation and Carbon Markets: Updated
This post was origionally published on 15 June, 2017. It has been updated to reflect…
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.
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.
ICAO’s CORSIA and the Case for the Open Source Carbon Market
ICAO’s CORSIA could set an important precedent for the future of carbon markets.
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.
Multiple Uses and Benefits in the Guatemalan Rainforest: A Project Story
Across villages and livelihoods, community members don’t just know what they were doing, they know why they are doing it: to protect their forests, their families, and their way of life.
VCUs and the Olympics: Past, Present, and Future
Olympics officials are now contracting to offset many of the emissions that the games generate. For the last two Summer Olympics, offsetting included VCS Program projects and VCUs.