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VCS and SOCIALCARBON Join Forces to Streamline Development of Multiple-Benefit Carbon Projects

Oftentimes a VCS project can do much more than simply reduce GHG emissions. Across the world, we see numerous projects increasing biodiversity, providing employment, improving water quality and improving livelihoods. Many of these projects use the SOCIALCARBON Standard to account for these benefits.

Today we are proud to announce that the process for registering projects under both VCS and SOCIALCARBON and issuing VCUs with a SOCIALCARBON tag is now a whole lot easier, thanks to our newly released joint templates. These new templates will allow project developers to validate or verify projects simultaneously to both standards, while only having to complete one set of documents.

If you are not already familiar with SOCIALCARBON, please visit their website and learn more about this exciting standard that is helping to improve countless lives all around the world through fantastic emission reduction projects.

The joint templates can be used immediately, and we encourage you to do so. We also will be hosting a webinar on 18 June at 11am EDT to explain the process and answer any questions you might have.  Please register for the webinar here.

As always, any questions or comments about this collaboration may be directed to secretariat@v-c-s.org (VCS) orinfo@SOCIALCARBON.org (SOCIALCARBON).

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