Project Level GHG Validation / Verification

Aster Global is accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) under ISO 14065:2013 for greenhouse gas (GHG) validation and verification bodies, including: ISO 14064-3:2006, ISO 14065:2013, and validation/verification of assertions related to GHG emission reductions and removals at the project level for Land Use and Forestry (Group 3). We are also an Accredited Offset Verification Body of Offset Project Data Reports for the California Air Resource Board. Our accreditations underline and reinforce our ability to meet the stringent requirements for independent, third-party validators and verifiers of the leading GHG programs.

The Aster Global team has guided project developers through assessments of numerous methodologies and completed offset project feasibility assessments to achieve the maximum GHG reduction, biologic and financial potentials. Formally known as the Forestry, Carbon, and GHG Services Division of ESI, our accreditation to ANAB has allowed us to complete 300+ AFOLU offset project validations and/or verification, 70+ organization-level verifications and 14 offset project methodology assessments around the world under a variety of GHG programs/standards and protocols/methodologies, including Afforestation, Reforestation, Revegetation (ARR), Improved Forest Management (IFM), Avoided Conversion, Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD), and Agricultural Land Management (ALM), Wetland Restoration and Conservation (WRC) project categories for GHG Programs such as Climate Action Reserve (CAR), Verra (VCS/CCB), California Air Resources Board (ARB), American Carbon Registry (ACR), British Columbia Carbon Offset Registry, and Plan Vivo.

The Aster Global philosophy and technical approach stresses experience, competence, communication, and above all, responsiveness to the needs of our clients. We are confident that we can provide additional value to you and your company through the successful validation and verification of your GHG reduction/removal projects.

In order to ensure that your project is validated and/or verified correctly and with complete transparency, Aster Global has developed a number of guidelines and policies designed to protect and promote the third-party relationship as a validator/verifier. Read our Guidelines & Policies>>>

Aster Global Environmental Solutions’s project-level validation and verification services include:

American Carbon Registry (ACR)

  • Forestry
  • Agriculture
  • Wetlands

California Air Resource Board (ARB)

  • S. Forest Projects
  • Urban Forest Projects
  • Livestock Projects

CarbonFix Standard (CFS) (currently in transition to Gold Standard)

  • Climate Forestation Projects

Climate Action Reserve (CAR)

  • Forest Projects
  • Urban Forest Projects
  • Rice Cultivation
  • Nitrogen Management

The Climate, Community & Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA)

  • CCB Standard

Natural Forest Standard

  • REDD Natural Forest

Plan Vivo

  • Forestry (A/R, Agroforestry, Restoration, Avoided Deforestation)

Verified Carbon Standard (VCS)

  • Methodology Assessments
  • Forestry (ARR, IFM, REDD)
  • Agricultural Land Management (ALM)
  • Wetlands Restoration and Conservation (WRC)

For additional information on validation/verification services, please contact Janice McMahon at

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