VCS today released for public comment draft requirements for the integrated, jurisdiction-wide crediting of activities that Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation and enhance forest carbon stocks (REDD+).

The draft Jurisdictional and Nested REDD+ (JNR) requirements set out the first global framework for the accounting and crediting of REDD+ activities across multiple levels, recognizing emissions reductions from policies and programs as well as projects “nested” within states, provinces or nations.

Comments may be submitted by 2 July 2012 to

Review the draft requirements

A webinar describing the JNR requirements in detail will be held on 24 May.

Register for the webinar

24 May 2012
10 a.m. EDT (3:00 p.m. GMT)
Hosted by JNR Secretariat Co-chairs:
Naomi Swickard, VCS AFOLU Manager
Robert O’Sullivan, Climate Focus, North America Director

VCS is hiring a REDD+ Coordinator to support the implementation of new JNR pilot programs.

The JNR draft requirements were developed with generous support from the Climate and Land Use Alliance and with input from committees of policymakers, practitioners and technical experts from around the world. See all JNR committee members