Climate Protection Projects

Validation and Verification

The standard ISO 14064-3 provides guidance for the validation and verification of greenhouse gas declarations. Validation is a systematic, independent and documented process for assessing the project documentation of a (planned) climate protection project in relation to the agreed validation criteria. By analogy, verification means a systematic, independent and documented process for assessing a report on the achieved emission reductions of a realized climate protection project in relation to the agreed verification criteria.

Requirements for the content of a project documentation and a monitoring report of a climate protection project can be found in ISO 14064-2. The validation or verification criteria can be defined between the client (mostly the project owner) and the executing validation/verification organization, but usually reference is made to a valid set of rules (e.g. the Clean Development Mechanism of the UNFCCC) or recognized (voluntary) standards (e.g. Gold Standard , V erified C arbon S standard).

Verico SCE is accredited by the German Accreditation Body (DAkkS) as a valdiation/verification organization according to ISO 14065 for the validation and verification of climate protection projects according to ISO 14064-2. Our members have been involved as lead auditors in numerous validations and verifications since the implementation of the flexible mechanisms of the Kyoto Protocol. Our leadership team is actively involved in ISO 14065 committe and participates as a stakeholder in the United Nations annual climate change conferences.