Verra and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop tools and processes enabling forest managers and communities to concurrently certify their projects in FSC’s forest management standards and Verra’s Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) Program.

Generating carbon credits in the VCS Program, the world’s leading GHG crediting program, will allow forest managers and communities to scale up their sustainable forest management practices and maximize their climate impacts. Over the next 18 months, Verra and FSC will undertake a close review of FSC’s Forest Management Certification Standard and Verra’s VCS, Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard, and Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standards to develop guidelines, trainings, and pilot projects for landowners interested in combining FSC and Verra standards.