Double Approval Process
The VCS approval process which requires any project methodology to undergo two independent assessments by different validators. The first assessment shall be carried out by a validator or verifier accredited for the VCS Program and appointed by the project proponent. The VCS Secretariat, acting on behalf of the VCS Board, shall choose a different VCS Program accredited validator or verifier to carry out a second assessment. Both assessments shall cover all relevant VCS Program requirements.
Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS) Guidance for Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use Projects. Released November 18,2008b. Pg 13.http://www.v-cs.org/docs/Guidance%20for%20 AFOLU%20Projects.pdf
The process whereby REDD+ project methodologies undergo two independent assessments by different validators. This process is used during the accreditation process for the Voluntary Carbon Standard.