Methodologies

Methodology Experts

Under VCS, two validation/verification bodies (VVBs) assess proposed methodologies for conformance with VCS requirements and scientific best practice. At least one of the two VVBs must hire a methodology expert if assessing a standardized method or an Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) methodology.

 

Become a Methodology Expert

Methodology experts are selected by a VCS methodology expert assessment panel. Applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Other Programs

Women at Community Meeting in Indonesia

Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard

A flexible framework for assessing and reporting on the sustainable development benefits of project-based activities,…

Learn More >

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 

Learn More >

Jurisdictional and Nested REDD+ (JNR)

Driving private investment in REDD+ at multiple scales

Learn More >