On 30 January 2023, Verra will launch a public consultation to inform the future development of the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) Program. This consultation will solicit feedback on VCS process and program updates to improve the usability and outcomes of the program, both in the near term and as we plan for VCS Version 5.0.

Stakeholder feedback is one of the most valuable tools for strengthening and updating the VCS Program. All versions of the VCS Standard have undergone rigorous processes of consultation, feedback, and revision. Verra appreciates constructive feedback to help us address challenges, build operational efficiency, and prepare for future developments in the global carbon market.

The planned timeline for the consultation is as follows:

Tentative Date(s)Activity
30 January – 31 March 2023Public consultation
8 February 2023Consultation webinar
31 March – 31 May 2023Review comments and prepare responses
By end of June 2023Publish comments and responses

The Consultation Document and Feedback Form will be available on the Verra website on 30 January 2023.

Verra will host a webinar on Wednesday, 8 February 2023, 12:00 pm ET to provide an overview of the consultation document and process. A recording of the webinar will be made available shortly afterward.

Register for the webinar on the future development of the VCS Program.

Please contact programupdates@verra.org with any questions about the consultation.

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