What is Validation & Verification?

Under VCS, auditors known as validation/verification bodies (VVBs) are tasked with validating project descriptions and verifying actual emission reductions. All projects under the VCS Program must be independently audited to ensure compliance with rigorous VCS requirements for environmental integrity. 

Currently more than three dozen VVBs are located across five continents and accredited to work in specific sectors, known in the industry as sectoral scopes, ranging from energy to agriculture and forestry. Each VVB must meet key requirements before being eligible to audit a project in any given scope, though VVBs can be authorized to work on multiple sectoral scopes.

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