A voluntary carbon market project is similar to a CDM project but it is not regulated by the UNFCCC. There are a variety of different standards that can be applied, dependent on the project type and size. The project developer can select the most relevant standard. Some standards are:
Carbon Fix - www.carbonfix.info
Gold Standard - www.cdmgoldstandard.org
Plan Vivo - www.planvivo.org
Voluntary Carbon Standard - http://www.v-c-s.org
Voluntary carbon market projects generate Voluntary Emissions Reductions (VERs).
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