This article lays out how Verra is working to increase confidence in avoided deforestation credits.

Verra’s soon-to-be-released new REDD methodology will include a new approach to setting baseline deforestation levels for projects. The new approach ensures that the data used for project baselines is consistent with deforestation in the jurisdiction where a project is located. The data is being collected using advanced technologies like satellites and remote sensing, to ensure a high degree of accuracy.

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