Offsetting Standards

The Natural Carbon Solutions Standard has been developed to innovate the way carbon credits are issued and traded in the voluntary carbon market. Our methodology has been specifically designed for its context to achieve maximum accuracy and to ensure your environmental performance is credible and dependable. 

Our standard follows international guidelines for quality and process, and comprises the methodologies and documents listed below.

Natural Carbon Solutions Steps

To develop a project under the Natural Carbon Solutions Standard you must follow the steps summarised below:

Offsetting Process

Documents

To develop a project under the Natural Carbon Solutions Standard you will need to follow requirements, guidelines and application forms listed below.

Version
Date
Document
Description

1.0

31/01/2022

Natural Carbon Solutions Standard

The Natural Carbon Solutions Standard defines the rules and steps necessary to submit a project.

1.0

31/01/2022

Guidance on how to develop a NCS project – the steps of the process

A guide for the Project Developers and Landowners who apply to be part of the Natural Carbon Solutions Programme.

1.0

31/01/2022

ICLF Methodology (Metodologia iLPF)

The ICLF Methodology includes all rules and requirements for developing a project under the Natural Carbon Solutions Standard for farms where an integration crop livestock forest system is implemented.

1.0

31/01/2022

Validation and Verification Body (VVB) and Third-Party Requirements

This document defines the requirements for organisations that want to be accredited by Natural Carbon Solutions to act as a Verifier, Validator or third-party organisations involved in the project.

1.0

31/01/2022

Validation and Verification Body (VVB) and Third-Party Application Form

Application form for organisations that want to be accredited by Natural Carbon Solutions as a Validator, Verifier or Third-Party organisation.

Open to Public Consultation

As part of our commitment to maintaining the highest quality carbon offsetting programme we would like to encourage the public to comment on the Natural Carbon Solutions Standard. 

Once a new document is created, a public consultation will be initiated to gather feedback. Please sign up to our mailing list below to be notified of upcoming changes to the Natural Carbon Solutions Standard. 

The documents below are currently open for public consultation. We encourage all readers to participate in the consultation by sharing your comments and opinions, we also request that you share these documents within your network to maximise the number of participants.

Version
Date
Document
Open to Public Consultation
Link to Feedback Form

1.0

31/01/2022

NCS General Standard Protocol

31/01 to 01/03/2022

Click here to leave a comment

1.0

31/01/2022

ICLF Methodology (Metodologia iLPF)

31/01 to 01/03/2022

Click here to leave a comment

After the consultation period closes all comments and suggestions will be evaluated by the Natural Carbon Solutions technical team and will be taken into consideration in the production of the final version of the documents. The feedback process is confidential, your personal details are optional, and we will not disclose any comments without your permission. Following the consultation a summarising document will be published by Natural Carbon Solutions which will include a concise explanation of the comments and the actions taken in response.

If you have any questions and enquiries, please contact the Natural Carbon Solutions team.

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