Brazil and Washington, DC – August 2, 2023 | On Thursday, August 17, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. BRT (9:00 a.m. ET), Verra and NBS Brazil Alliance will host a webinar to strengthen the capacities of various actors in the carbon markets.
The briefing, titled “The Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) Program: Carbon Credits Integrity and Co-Benefits,” will explain how to certify a project with the VCS Program and issue Verified Carbon Units (VCUs) that meet the VCS quality assurance principles. These principles ensure all VCUs represent greenhouse gas emission reductions or removals that are real, measurable, additional, permanent, independently verified, conservatively estimated, uniquely numbered, and transparently listed.
The briefing will also address how projects promote tangible benefits for communities and biodiversity. It will cover how the Verra certification programs have been working in Brazil, what its inherent challenges and opportunities are and how Verra has been adapting to meet the growing demand for carbon credits and the number of carbon projects in Brazil. Finally, the speakers will discuss how REDD+ projects can be developed on indigenous lands, conservation units and public areas, and which special precautions and implications must be considered in the process.
Time and Date
August 17, 2023
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. BRT (9:00 – 10:30 a.m. ET)
The Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) Program: Carbon Credits Integrity and Co-benefits (Zoom)
Portuguese, with English translation available
|10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.||Opening remarks and explanation of the VCS Program and its reach in forestry projects (REDD+, IFM and ARR)||Bruno Brazil, Country Representative for Brazil, Verra|
|10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.||Quality principles required within the framework of Nature-Based Solutions||Carla Zorzanelli, Coordinator, NBS Brazil Alliance|
|10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.||Carbon project figures in Brazil; development of REDD+ projects based on principles that ensure high quality, with an emphasis on fair and transparent benefit-sharing plans with communities||Janaina Dallan, CEO, Carbonext|
|10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.||REDD+ on Indigenous lands, conservation units and public areas, as well as which special precautions and implications must be considered in the process||Mariano Cenamo, CEO, AMAZ|
|11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.||Q&A||Bruno Brazil, Verra (Moderator)|
For more information contact Bruno Brazil, Country Representative for Brazil (firstname.lastname@example.org).