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Verification Body

An organization or company that has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to ISO 14065:2007 standards or approved by a registration entity to perform greenhouse gas verification activities for specific project protocols.


An individual that is employed by or subcontracted to an ANSI-accredited or registration-entity-approved verification body and is qualified to provide verification services for specific project protocols.


The date (year) of the initial issue of a credit or permit from an offset development project.

Voluntary Emissions Reduction (VER)

A form of offset that is produced primarily for sale in the voluntary offset markets.