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Verified Carbon Unit (VCU)

Definition: Verified Carbon Units (VCUs) are carbon emission reduction units issued by the VCS. These offsets must be real, the abatement must have occurred previous to issuance, they must be additional by going beyond business-as-usual activities, be measurable, permanent, not temporarily displace emissions, and the findings need to be independently verified and unique so they cannot be used more than once to offset emissions.

Source: Verified Carbon Standard

Category: Valuation Vocabulary

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Carbon Finance Lexicon

The text is derived from the Finance and Carbon Markets Lexicon prepared by the Forest Carbon, Markets and Communities (FCMC) Program and Tetra Tech ARD and reviewed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).




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