Verra is establishing a new Forest Carbon Technology Working Group (FC Tech WG) and invites interested stakeholders to apply.

The objective of the FC Tech WG is to scale the impact of Verra’s current and future forest carbon methodologies through developing a framework for the approved use and governance of digital Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (DMRV) technologies at all levels of the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) Program.

The FC Tech WG will identify and address barriers to DMRV adoption and work with Verra to accomplish the following mutual objectives:

  • Gather the latest information and consensus on current and forthcoming innovations for the measurement and monitoring of VCS forest carbon projects
  • Raise and provide input on issues related to novel measurement technologies and DMRV integration for new and existing VCS methodologies and tools (e.g., guidance on the use of direct above-ground biomass measurement, project and methodology-level true-up mechanisms, forest carbon methodology updates)
  • Increase the frequency and depth of engagement with DMRV service providers to ensure emerging technologies are usable and conformant with VCS Program elements
  • Identify any gaps in the VCS Program that prevent the utilization of advanced technologies

Please see the Terms of Reference (PDF) for more information about the goals and objectives of the working group and the expectations of group members.

Interested parties are invited to apply for membership in the FC Tech WG until February 16, 2024. Please send your resume/CV and a brief description of how you meet the selection criteria outlined in the Terms of Reference document to