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Validation and Verification Bodies
Validation and verification provides an independent and transparent process for ensuring the integrity and credibility of greenhouse gas emission reductions and removals
Validation and verification bodies who want to validate methodologies and/or climate projects and verify mitigations of climate projects according to ICR requirements for the purpose of registration and issuance of ICCs shall be approved by ICR as a VVB before any validation measures can proceed.
Validation and verification bodies are eligible to provide validation and verification services under the ICR if they have signed an agreement with ICR and are accredited under an ICR approved GHG program and/or accredited under ISO 14065 by an accreditation body that is a member of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF).
The VVB shall hold such accreditation or approval for validation or verification (as applicable) for the sectoral scope(s) applicable to the project. Where the methodology falls under more than one sectoral scope, the VVB shall hold accreditation or approval for validation or verification (as applicable) for all relevant sectoral scopes.
VVBs are eligible to conduct validation of methodology under the methodology approval process. The VVB shall hold accreditation for validation for the sectoral scope(s) applicable to the methodology. Where the methodology falls under more than one sectoral scope, the VVB shall hold accreditation for validation for all relevant sectoral scopes.
For information on requirements for climate projects, refer to the ICR requirement document, ISO 14064-2, and other applicable documentation. For information regarding requirements for VVBs, refer to the ICR requirement document, ISO 14064-3, ISO 14065, ISO 14066, and other applicable documentation. VVBs shall open a registry account with ICR.
ICR validation and verification specifications v1.0.pdf