VCS Version 3 Rules & Requirements

See the Rules & Requirements page for the current versions of all VCS Program documents.

Below is a list of all archived VCS Version 3 requirements, procedural and guidance documents, and templates. All documents are no longer in use.

For a catalog of all updates made to VCS Version 3, see the Updates to the VCS Standards Version 3.

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California Offset Project Registry

The Offset Project Registry (OPR) facilitates the participation of offset projects within the California cap-and-trade program

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Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standards

Supporting land use projects in addressing climate change, supporting local communities and smallholders and conserving biodiversity

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Verified Carbon Standard

The VCS Program is the world’s leading voluntary program for the certification of GHG emission reduction projects

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