The Verified Carbon Standard provides a global standard and program for approval of credible voluntary offsets.
"VCS offsets must be real (have happened), additional (beyond business-as-usual activities), measurable, permanent (not temporarily displace emissions), independently verified and unique (not used more than once to offset emissions)." (Source: v-c-s.org)
Developed by The Climate Group, the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
Learn more: Verified Carbon Standard website
Conformity with Verified Carbon Standard's standard is verified by an independent organization (third party) following ISO 14065
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Last updated: 18 March 2013