Version 3 Updates: New AFOLU Project Category
The VCS Association today released updates to several Version 3 Program Documents. The main updates include:
- Requirements for a new eligible project category – Avoided Conversion of Grasslands and Shrublands (ACoGS) – under the Agriculture Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) requirements
- Procedures for the ongoing oversight and updating of approved methodologies
- A new Methodology Assessment Report template for validation/verification bodies (VVBs)
- A new pathway for VVB temporary accreditation
Program documents are updated periodically to strengthen and expand the scope of the VCS Program. All updates to each program document are listed at the end of that document in the document history. A review of all quarterly updates is listed on the VCS Version 3 Updates List.
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