Verified Carbon Standard

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Verified Carbon Standard
Formation 2005
Type Nonprofit 501(c)3
Purpose A carbon accounting standard and organisation.
Headquarters Washington, D.C.
CEO
David Antonioli [1]
Website http://www.v-c-s.org/

The Verified Carbon Standard [2] (VCS) is a voluntary greenhouse gas program[citation needed]. The organization was founded by a collection of business and environmental leaders.

In 2005, The Climate Group, International Emissions Trading Association [3] (IETA) and The World Economic Forum - convened a team of global carbon market experts to draft the first VCS requirements. The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) joined the effort soon after. These experts soon formed the VCS Steering Committee, which worked diligently to draft the first and subsequent versions of the VCS Standard. Many of the members of the original steering committee went on to be on the original Board of Directors,[4] which now has evolved into a body of 12 members that offers input and guidance to the organization.

By 2008, with the VCS Standard becoming more widely adopted, the Board of Directors named David Antonioli [5] the organization’s first Chief Executive Officer. Soon after in 2009, VCS incorporated in Washington D.C as a non-profit NGO.

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