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VCS – Verified Carbon Standard

Founded in 2005 by the Climate Group, the International Emissions Trading Association, the World Economic Forum, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, the Verified Carbon Standard has become one of the world’s most widely used carbon accounting standards. VCS has revolutionized the market developing trusted and innovative tools, as well as pioneering efforts to develop standardized methods that will streamline the project approval process, reduce transaction costs and enhance transparency. Across the world, more than 1,000 projects have used the VCS Standard to issue more than 120 million credits.    VCS currently has employees and representatives in five cities internationally, including its headquarters in Washington, D.C.