October/November 2017 Newsletter
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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.
New REDD+ Methodology for Mosaic Deforestation
This new methodology, developed with a specific focus on India and the South Asian region, quantifies GHG emission reductions from both REDD and ARR activities.
New Peatlands Rewetting Methodology Approved
This new methodology allows for the estimation of GHG emissions from drained and rewetted peatlands and also accounts for changes in carbon stocks in selected non-peat carbon pools.
Call for expressions of interest: Pilot testing the Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard
The VCS is looking for interested project developers/representatives to pilot test this version of SD VISta between January 2018 and June 2018.
Updates to VCS and CCB Program Fee Schedules
We are excited to announce updates to the VCS and CCB Program Fee Schedules that…
VCS and CCB Projects Open for Public Comment
Comments are invited from the public on the following projects…
VCS at COP23: Events and Article 6 Recommendations
VCS activities at COP23
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.