Climate Change Services

Validation and verification services to support greenhouse gas reduction


Climate change is an issue that concerns every country on the planet.

The Kyoto Protocol of 1997 formalized an international commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In an effort to address climate change in a practical way, the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and the Joint Implementation (JI) procedures were developed by the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Besides that, and in order to achieve its own GHG emissions reductions targets, the European Union established the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) and verification.


The Climate Change Services encompass the following members:

  • Validation and Verification of project activities under the UNFCCC CDM
  • Determination and verification of project activities under the UNFCCC JI procedures
  • Verification under the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme EU ETS
  • Verification under non Kyoto mechanisms, such as, Gold Standard and Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS)
  • Verification under local schemes (Australia, South Korea, USA)
  • Verification of GHG emissions inventories according to ISO 14064

Climate Change Services: Why Choose Bureau Veritas?

Bureau Veritas Certification is one of the market leaders on EU ETS verification with more than 1,200 days of verification delivered in the first year of the scheme.

Recognised by more than 40 leading accreditation bodies, we are currently accredited for validation and verification of all CDM and JI Sectoral Scopes.

Besides that, Bureau Veritas Certification is authorised by more than 13 different authorities across Europe to perform EU ETS verification.

A worldwide network of validators and verifiers providing a unique combination of global and local climate change expertise.

Our global coverage is strengthened by 9 competency centers in Brazil, Russia, India, China, Indonesia, Ukraine, Morocco, Turkey and Kenya.

Clients benefit from our deep knowledge of the Kyoto Protocol and close monitoring of evolving CDM/JI rules. We have developed a comprehensive understanding of GHG management. We specifically train auditors as new requirements emerge.


  • What do validation and verification services cover?

    Our services cover factors like completeness, consistency, transparency, accuracy, cost-effectiveness, materiality, and faithfulness.

  • Can I wait until the deadline to do my EU ETS reporting?

    Yes, however, we can offer an ongoing verification approach, which allows you to prevent the last minute rush and more importantly, anticipate eventual improvements on your monitoring process, avoiding surprises and ensuring compliance.

    More Information on CDM Services

    Contact us to get more information on our Validation & Verification services and the allocation of responsibilities within Bureau Veritas Certification: Climate Change Services

  • How much time and money are needed for this certification?

    The certification costs depend on the size of the company, its degree of complexity and kind of organisation.

    Between the official application and the certificate issuance, it may take several weeks or few months, especially if the audited structure is complex or if there is much work to implement the certification requirement in the company.

    Do not hesitate to contact us for a quotation or for any further information.


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