VCS Program Advisory Group

The VCS Program Advisory Group is a multi-stakeholder group that helps ensure that the VCS Program continues to serve its users in an effective and efficient manner and drives practical and robust solutions to mitigate climate change. The group provides strategic guidance on the evolution of the VCS Program, including updates to the content of the VCS rules, and provides insights into the needs of a range of users of the VCS Program. The group also advises on existing and prospective market opportunities, such as those under CORSIA, Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, and various domestic markets (e.g., Colombia, South Africa).

The Terms of Reference for this Advisory Group can be found here.

Current Members

  • Edwin Aalders, DNV GL;
  • Tanushree Bagh-Mukherjee, SouthPole;
  • Rodrigo Bezerra, BP Target Neutral;
  • Natasha Calderwood, Conservation International;
  • Leslie Durschinger, Terra Global Capital;
  • Michael Gillenwater, GHG Management Institute;
  • Kyle Holland, EcoPartners;
  • Kelley Kizzier, Environmental Defense Fund (Verra Board);
  • Mike Korchinsky, Wildlife Works Carbon;
  • Christie Pollet-Young, SCS Global;
  • Mandy Rambharos, Eskom (Verra Board);
  • Ed Rumsey, Permian Global;
  • Lambert Schneider, Öko-Institut;
  • Christine Schuh, le-ef.com Consulting Group;
  • Joel Scriven, Shell;
  • Christiaan Vrolijk, Natural Capital Partners;
  • Chris Webb, The Nature Conservancy;
  • Charlie Williams, Clean Air Action Corporation

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Monday, 4 March 2019 – Initial Advisory Group Meeting: AgendaMinutes

Tuesday, 6 August 2019 – Second Advisory Group Meeting: Agenda – Minutes

Our Work

Initiative for Climate Action Transparency

Supporting countries around the world in the evaluation of the climate, sustainable development and transformational impacts of their policies and actions 

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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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