As part of Verra’s efforts to develop and manage standards for a sustainable future, we create advisory groups to provide input into the development of rules and requirements for each of our standards. We are currently seeking interested parties to replace those members whose terms are expiring on the VCS Program Advisory Group.

The VCS Program Advisory Group is a strategic and technical resource to the VCS Program that helps ensure that the VCS Program can best meet the needs of an ever-evolving carbon market and is best positioned to enable the delivery of robust emission reductions and removals. Members of the VCS Program Advisory Group help ensure that the VCS Program continues to serve its users in an effective and efficient manner.

More specifically, the group provides strategic guidance on the evolution of the VCS Program, including updates to the content of the VCS rules, and provides insights into the needs of a range of users of the VCS Program. The group will also advises on existing and prospective market opportunities, such as those under CORSIA, Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, and various domestic markets (e.g., Colombia, South Africa).

The VCS Program Advisory Group convenes (via teleconference) approximately four times per year, with in-person meetings potentially being scheduled during conferences where group members are likely to attend.

Applications for group membership are currently open until 29 May 2020. The VCS Program Advisory Group Terms of Reference include information on how to apply.

If you have any questions, please send them to Director of Verra Programs, Sam Hoffer at