Dear colleagues,

The VCS is committed to helping catalyze action on climate change; to that end, we often host online learning sessions to better highlight the newest methodologies and other developments to the VCS Program. For the month of May, we have two such webinars on the calendar.

Title: Discussion of Approved VCS Methodology for Sustainable Grassland Management

Date: 6 May 2014, 9:00am EDT

Description: Livestock grazing occupies 26 percent of the earth’s ice-free land surface, making them a very substantial sink for carbon sequestration. Considering the varied drivers of grassland degradation, this new methodology quantifies emission reductions from a range of activities including improving the rotation of grazing animals between summer and winter pastures, limiting the timing and number of grazing animals on degraded pastures, and restoration of severely degraded grasslands.


Title: Validation/Verification Body Training Webinar

Date: 22 May 2014, 11:00am EDT

Description: This webinar is the first in a new series of webinars the VCS will host to better support our VVBs. This webinar will focus on our accuracy review process and how our VVB performance monitoring process works. VCS Program Manager, Liang Zhang, will discuss what triggers findings during reviews, how the reviews are structured and how VVBs can most effectively navigate the project review process. The training will also provide examples of common VVB performance issues. Participation by all VVBs is strongly encouraged.


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

As always, please address any questions to


Garrett Russo

Communications Director


Summary: VCS Webinars in May