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Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) Program – Public Consultation

Verra periodically updates the rules and requirements of the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) Program to ensure that projects continue to deliver emission reductions and removals of the highest integrity.

To streamline the reporting of the sustainable development benefits of VCS projects, Verra proposes the integration of such reporting into the project monitoring and reporting process. The current project description, monitoring and verification report templates would be updated accordingly.

Details of this consultation are set out in the Proposed Updates to the VCS Program, November 2021.

This public consultation is open through 5 December 2021. Comments may be submitted to

After the consultation, Verra will finalize updates to the VCS Program documents for an anticipated release in Q1 2022.


On 18 November 2021 at 11 am EST, Verra held a one-hour webinar to provide an overview of the proposed updates. View the Recording

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