08 March 2013
Conservation International has published version 2.0 of the “Project Developer’s Guidebook to VCS REDD Methodologies” authored by David Shoch, James Eaton, and Scott Settelmyer of TerraCarbon. The guidebook has been updated to reflect the changes to approved REDD methodologies and the VCS Standard and AFOLU Guidelines that have been made since version 1.0 was released in November 2011. It is now available in both English and Spanish.
The purpose of the guidebook is to assist project developers in evaluating and selecting VCS approved methodology(ies) that are best suited to account for the greenhouse gas benefits of their proposed REDD project activities. It contains a summary of VCS requirements applicable to all REDD projects and a detailed review of those REDD methodologies approved under the VCS at the time of writing. It also provides a number of tools for developers to compare the applicability conditions, accounting approaches, and resource requirements associated with each methodology, and suggestions for applying these methodologies in practice.
The guidebook can be found by clicking below.