17 July 2015
Coming Soon: The VCS Accreditation Protocol
To ensure integrity and quality in the carbon market, greenhouse gas (GHG) programs such as VCS rely on validation/verification bodies (VVBs) to be properly accredited, thereby enabling them to ...
1 July 2015
Updates about the CCB Standards
As we start the second half of the year, there are a few pieces of news we wanted to share regarding the Climate, Community & Biodiversity (CCB) Standards. In ...
17 June 2015
As we all gear up for the end-of-year climate change discussions in Paris, I thought the recent release of the State of the Voluntary Carbon Market report showcased ...
14 June 2015
Call for Public Input: Projects with long planning periods, negative impacts
VCS strives to ensure that projects registered with the VCS Program meet the highest standards of quality and environmental integrity. To that end, VCS issued a call...
2 June 2015
Two New JNR Guidance Documents Released and First JNR Program in Acre, Brazil has Documents Open for Public Comment
I wanted to share two exciting pieces of VCS news— the release of a new set of guidance documents for jurisdictional REDD+ programs, and the opening for public consultation ...
25 March 2015
Program Revision March 2015
We would like to let you know about a few VCS Program updates we are releasing today. The revisions to the VCS program documents are mainly clarifications in response ...
10 March 2015
VM0007 Methodology Revised to Include REDD+ Activities on Peatlands
Peatlands in tropical countries are a vital carbon sink, representing approximately 12 percent of land area in Southeast Asia. Unfortunately, tropical peat forests are often cleared and drained to ...
26 February 2015
We hope that 2015 is off to a good start for all of you. Here at the VCS we have some exciting news to share with you. First, we ...
14 January 2015
Methodology for Installation of Low-Flow Water Devices Approved
Heating water can be a large contributor to energy usage in both residential and commercial buildings. The installation of low-flow water devices can reduce the amount of water that ...
12 January 2015
2015 Fee Structure
NOTE 5 February 2020: This fee structure is now out of date. Please read about the new fee schedule here. With the new year now upon ...