Under Development

Sectoral Scope

11. Fugitive emissions from industrial gases

Development ID#



Draft Methodology

VM0016 v1.1 quantifies GHG emission reductions from activities that recover and destroy ozone-depleting substances (ODS) from products where a partial or total atmospheric release of ODS occurs in the baseline scenario. Project activities can be implemented in Montreal Protocol Article 5 and Non-Article 5 countries. Project activities may recover and destroy ODS refrigerants, ODS blowing agents, or both.

The proposed revision to VM0016 v1.1 includes additional ODS sources eligible for destruction and expands the eligibility of stockpiled materials.


Verra is leading the development process for this methodology and has hired ICF (opens on external site) as the developer (see Section 2.1.1[2] of the VCS Methodology Development and Review Process, 4.3 (PDF).. The revision is currently at “Step 3: Draft Methodology Development” of the VCS Methodology Development and Review Process, 4.3 (PDF).

Stakeholders interested in collaborating during methodology development or developing projects that this methodology might enable are encouraged to contact Please include the Methodology Development ID# M0171 in the subject line.