The VCS is committed to catalyzing action on climate change. To that end, we often host online sessions to highlight the newest methodologies and other new developments to the VCS Program. For the month of September, we have three such webinars on the calendar.

Title: VCS Offset Project Registry: VCS Helps You Navigate California’s Carbon Market
Date: 9 September 2014, 1:00pm EDT (10:00am PDT)
Description: The eyes of the world are focused on California as the emissions trading system enabled by AB 32 continues to ramp up. Key to that system are Offset Project Registries (OPRs) which help project developers and others access the Golden State’s market. Join us for an in-depth look at how the new VCS OPR operates, and learn how you can open your account right now…for free!

Title: New Methodology for Rewetting Drained Tropical Peatlands
Date: 16 September 2014, 11:00am EDT
Description: Peatlands in tropical countries are a key carbon sink. Unfortunately, tropical peat forests are often cleared and drained to pave the way for palm oil plantations as well as other land uses. To help foster projects addressing peatland drainage, WWF Germany has developed a new VCS methodology that quantifies the emission reductions and removals achieved by rewetting drained peatlands. This is the first VCS methodology to address emission reductions and removals associated with rewetting peatlands. VCS staff will be joined by representatives from WWF-Germany, Remote Sensing Solutions GmbH, Alterra Wageningen UR and SCS (one of the VVBs who assessed the methodology) to discuss this newly approved methodology.

Title: Proposed VCS Methodology for Use of Foam Stabilized Base in Pavement Application
Date: 18 September 2014, 11:00am EDT
Description: VCS staff along with representatives from Global Emissionairy LLC, Straughan Environmental and University of Maryland will host a webinar describing the proposed methodology currently in the public comment phase of the VCS methodology approval process. This methodology aims use a performance benchmark to quantify GHG emission reductions from the use of Foam Stabilized Base (FSB) as a substitute for Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA).

We hope you will join us for these webinars and appreciate your continued support of the VCS mission.