Today, VCS released the first framework for jurisdiction-wide activities that Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation and enhance forest carbon stocks (REDD+).

The Jurisdictional and Nested REDD+ (JNR) requirements provide a comprehensive framework for accounting and crediting emission reductions and removals from state, provincial and national REDD+ policies and programs as well as individual REDD+ projects.

See the JNR requirements

Learn more about the JNR initiative

Release of the JNR requirements coincides with several updates to VCS program documents. See the 3Q12 updates catalogue for a complete list and description of all updates.

The JNR requirements received input from committees of government, civil society and private sector leaders from 14 countries and six continents. See the JNR committee members

The JNR requirements also underwent public consultation and peer review. Watch the public consultation webinar

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