This application is a call for experts to join multi-stakeholder working groups for the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market (Integrity Council).

The first round of applicants are currently being reviewed. However,  applications continue to be accepted for the next round of multi-stakeholder working groups. The deadline is to be confirmed.

Please note that work of the MSWG is not remunerated.

This application form is hosted by BSI on behalf of the ICVCM.*
Background and context
The Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market (Integrity Council or ICVCM) is an independent governance body for the voluntary carbon market (VCM).
The aim of the Integrity Council is to help ensure that voluntary carbon markets fulfil their potential to accelerate progress on combatting climate change. Its global threshold standard for carbon credit quality, draws on the best science and expertise available, with a view to also ensuring that high-quality carbon credits efficiently mobilise finance towards urgent climate action.
After publishing the full Core Carbon Principles (CCPs) Assessment Framework and Assessment Procedure in July 2023, the Integrity Council is now ready to assess carbon-crediting programs and categories of carbon credits, to define which are CCP-eligible.

To assess groups of carbon credits the Integrity Council has established a Categories Working Group made up of internal and external stakeholders. This group is doing an initial assessment of credits produced by different categories and will assess whether credits from these categories can be: fast-tracked for approval; need deeper assessment and should be submitted to a multi-stakeholder working group; or should not be approved. 

Membership of the Categories Working Group is through a nomination process undertaken by the ICVCM and the composition will be made public on the website soon.
We are now inviting experts to join our multi-stakeholder working groups which will perform the deeper assessments of categories of credits. Topics of the groups will cover areas like agriculture, forestry and land-use, energy, transport and industrial gases.
Individual experts are welcome to apply for the Integrity Council’s roster of experts. We will draw on this roster for the multi-stakeholder working groups.
Initial placement on the roster will be for a period of two years with a possibility of renewal.
The ICVCM Executive Secretariat is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive membership, including geographical and gender mix and IP&LC representation.
We are specifically looking for carbon crediting methodology experts, including methodology development and project development (from any sector, such as civil society, environmental non-government organisations, commercial, rating experts, carbon crediting programmes, public sector.)
Time commitment
The MSWGs will hold virtual 3-hour meetings during the second half of 2023 and into the first quarter of 2024. The MSWGs will be staggered and likely to vary in duration. In addition, members should plan for preparation time and time to comment after meetings.

Additional meetings may be scheduled as needed.