Validation is an important step for a project that is to be registered as emission reduction project at the United Nations. Only accredited third parties are entitled to provide validation service. As part of the validation process, eligibilities including additionality, estimation of emission reduction and monitoring plan are examined in accordance with an applied approved methodology.
Verification and Certification:
Compared to validation, which is for registering a project plan with UNFCCC, verification and certification are ex-post services to fix emission reductions achieved. Monitoring report on a specific time period in the past is submitted to the verifier in order to be evaluated its credibility, particularly the measured data as well as calculations and results. Certificate will be issued by the verifier accordingly to apply for verified emission reductions called CERs in the case of a CDM project, which is tradable in the carbon offset market.
Climate neutral events and activities:
Some event and activity could be considered as “climate neutral”, when relevant emissions caused by the event or activity are compensated by emission reductions from climate change projects.
Corporate policy on climate change services:
TÜV SÜD PSB offers validation, verification and certification services as offered by the department of Carbon Management Service in TÜV SÜD AG. The Certification Body "Climate and Energy" is responsible for monitoring and reporting any potential conflict of interest.
- Our reliable validation and verification reports ensure that you generate tradable certificates.
- We have an international team of experts who can handle a wide variety of climate change projects covering a wide range of sectors.
- We are a highly professional, independent, impartial, unbiased validation, verification and certification body.
"The management understands the importance of impartiality in our certification of management systems. We will use all reasonable efforts to manage all possible conflicts of interest and ensure objectivity of our certification services".