Projects & Programs

VCS Sectoral Scopes

Projects, activities or methodologies can be developed under any of the 15 VCS sectoral scopes.

  1. Energy (renewable/non-renewable)
  2. Energy distribution
  3. Energy demand
  4. Manufacturing industries
  5. Chemical industry
  6. Construction
  7. Transport
  8. Mining/Mineral production
  9. Metal production
  10. Fugitive emissions – from fuels (solid, oil and gas)
  11. Fugitive emissions – from Industrial gases (halocarbons and sulphur hexafluoride)
  12. Solvents use
  13. Waste handling and disposal
  14. Agriculture Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
  15. Livestock and manure management

Other Programs

Jurisdictional and Nested REDD+ (JNR)

Driving private investment in REDD+ at multiple scales

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Verified Carbon Standard

The VCS Program is the world’s leading voluntary program for the certification of GHG emission reduction projects

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Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standards

Supporting land use projects in addressing climate change, supporting local communities and smallholders and conserving biodiversity

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