๐Ÿ“„ICR Project Proponent and Developer Forum Terms of Reference


The ICR Project Proponent and Developer Forum was established to create a collaborative platform for project proponents (PPs) and developers (PDs) to engage with the International Carbon Registry (ICR).

This forum aims to facilitate discussions, knowledge sharing, collaboration, share insights, and cooperation between PDs and the ICR in the development and registration of carbon projects.


The primary objectives of the ICR Project Proponent and Developer Forum are as follows:

  • Knowledge Exchange: Facilitate the exchange of knowledge, experiences, discussions on evolving standards, methodologies, regulatory changes and best practices among PDs involved in GHG project development.

  • Collaboration: Foster collaboration between PDs and the ICR to enhance the quality and effectiveness of project registration processes.

  • Policy Engagement: Provide a platform for PDs to collectively address policy-related challenges and advocate for supportive carbon market policies.

  • Capacity Building: Support the capacity building and professional development of PDs in alignment with evolving industry standards.

  • Quality Assurance: Enhance transparency and understanding of the project registration and verification processes and contribute to continuous improvement of project development and registration practices.

Roles and Responsibilities

Forum Members: Project Proponents (PPs) and Developers (PDs) interested in engaging with the ICR.

Forum Administrator: Appointed by the ICR to oversee forum operations and communications.


Eligibility: Membership is open to organizations and individuals actively involved in GHG project development with ICR. Users need to have completed a KYC, and the associated organization needs to have been KYBd with ICR prior to approval.

Membership Application: Interested parties can apply for membership by submitting a formal request to the ICR.

Approval: Membership requests will be reviewed and approved by the ICR.

Operation of the Forum


The forum shall conduct regular meetings, webinars, and knowledge-sharing sessions.

  • Forum meetings shall be held quarterly on the second Wednesday of each quarter. If a national holiday the meeting shall be held the following Wednesday.

  • Meetings are conducted virtually to accommodate international participation.

  • Webinars and Knowledge-sharing sessions are held based on the needs and requests of forum members.


Meeting agendas will be set by the ICR in consultation with forum members.

  • Forum discussions shall cover relevant topics and emerging trends in GHG validation and verification relating to the ICR program.

  • Forum members shall collaborate and align their participation with the forum's goals.

Communication channels:

Communication channels are established for forum members to engage and access updates.

  • ICR uses Slack for discussion forums. Upon approval of membership, members are invited to join the discussion forum.

  • Discussions are moderated by the ICR admin to ensure adherence to guidelines.

Record Keeping:

  • Minutes and records of forum discussions will be maintained by the ICR and made available to members.

  • Resources, including documents, reports, and training materials, are made available to forum members. Completed documentation is published publicly on the ICRs website.


  • Membership in the forum is voluntary, and members may choose to leave at any time.

  • The ICR reserves the right to terminate membership in the event of non-compliance with forum guidelines or disruptive behavior.

Application for Membership

  • Organizations or individuals interested in joining the forum can apply by submitting a membership application to the ICR.

  • Applications will be reviewed, and membership approval will be communicated to applicants.


These terms of reference are subject to periodic review to ensure their relevance and effectiveness.

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