The VCS Association today released for public consultation draft requirements for standardized approaches, which will set out new rules for streamlined methods for determining baselines and additionality.

See the consultation document for more information about the work and the consultation process.

To go straight to the draft requirements, please see the three relevant documents:

All comments on the draft requirements and accompanying guidance should be submitted to secretariat@v-c-s.orgby 30 October at 18:00 EDT.

VCS Director of Program Development Jerry Seager and Steering Committee Chair Michael Lehmann (Director of Services and Technologies, DNV Climate Change Services) will describe the new requirements in detail during a webinar on Tuesday, 13 September at 10:00 a.m. EDT. Register for the webinar.

An expert VCS steering committee developed the draft requirements. The goal is to provide streamlined and scalable alternatives for assessing additionality and for setting baselines. Specifically, the steering committee developed draft requirements for two new types of approaches—performance methods and activity methods. Read more about the Standardized Approaches for Baselines and Additionality Initiative.