Methodologies - Transport

VM0028 Methodology for Carpooling, v1.0

Sectoral Scope
7. Transport

Status
On Hold
06 December 2021

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Verra performed a review of the methodology in accordance with Section 9 of the Methodology Approval Process v4.0 and determined that it requires substantive revisions to the approach to quantify the baseline emissions and potential leakage. The methodology was put on hold on 6 December 2021.

In order to reinstate the methodology, it can be revised and approved via the methodology approval process set out in Section 4 of the VCS Methodology Approval Process document.

This methodology quantifies the GHG emission reductions from individuals commuting to work by utilizing a carpooling program. Carpooling programs have the potential to reduce GHG emissions from the carbon intensive practice of solitary commutes. This methodology quantifies the GHG emission reductions achieved by a carpooling program using a smartphone application that is able to communicate with individual carpooler’s vehicles. This application directly tracks reductions in the number of solitary trips from participants in the carpooling program. This methodology applies to carpooling programs located in regions with private vehicles containing an On Board Diagnostics unit.

Watch a recording of the webinar describing this methodology here.

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