Project Verification

Third-party verification assures that the natural benefits that ecosystem service credits represent are real. The ECP requires all project developers to undergo independent third-party verification which confirms that the:

  1. Credit generation protocols were followed completely and accurately
  2. Proposed actions have been completed per the credit estimate
  3. Appropriate documentation is in place to issue credits (e.g. land protection agreements, monitoring and maintenance plans, agency approvals, and other supporting documents).
  4. The quantity of estimated credits is accurate within acceptable limits.

Once verification is completed, the verifier submits a report that is attached to the credit estimate and then submitted to the Local Administrator for review. A successful report allows the project developer to progress to the next step of the process.

Project Verification