VCS: California Here We Come!

8 August 2014

As you well know, the eyes of the international carbon community are focused on California as the emissions trading system enabled by AB32 continues to ramp up. With this in mind, we at the VCS are excited to announce that the California Air Resources Board (ARB) has approved the VCS as an Offset Project Registry (OPR) in the Golden State.

We’re ready to hit the ground running. VCS staff are fully trained in ARB protocols, verification procedures and systems; as such, we are ready and able to register projects and issue credits within this growing system. The recent inclusion of the mine methane protocol (based on two VCS methodologies) fills us with confidence that we will continue to play an important role in the consideration of new protocols. Key among these hopes lies the potential inclusion of international REDD credits using the VCS jurisdictional approach, which is in line with the recommendations of the REDD Offsets Working (ROW) Group.

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