The Northern Kenya Grassland Carbon Project has been under Section 6 review since 10 March 2023, per the VCS Registration and Issuance Process, v4.3. During this process, the project is on hold and issuances of credits have been suspended. A Section 6 review can occur where Verra has identified concerns in relation to a project.
A Section 6, or quality control, review is triggered as soon as Verra becomes aware of a need to assess a project’s adherence to VCS rules and the applied methodology. If Verra identifies any material non-conformances during the review, the validation/verification body (VVB) for the project must provide a written response to the findings issued by Verra. The VVB must also undertake a root analysis to determine the cause for any quality control issues.
Verra does not comment on projects which are subject to a Section 6 review. Once the review is completed, we will notify the validation/verification body of any findings and update the project’s status on the Verra Registry accordingly. Once available, the project review report, which includes Verra’s findings and responses from the validation/verification body, will be publicly available on the Verra Registry.
More detailed information about Section 6 review, including any follow-up actions, can be found in Section 6 of the VCS Registration and Issuance Process, v4.3.
Verra is committed to undertaking any Section 6 review with great care.