Methodology Development Overview
To certify your project on legacy registries it is required to adhere to posted standards, processes and requirements. Regen Registry’s high integrity approach is more flexible, and affordable.
The Regen Registry Handbook outlines the varied ways that creating credits, data tracking and sharing can be achieved. In general, the more a methodology transparently adheres to processes of tracking, measuring and validating data, the higher the integrity and economic value as agreed upon by the community.
The methodology details the monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) process that is specific to a set of users. We use the credit class to define credit type, credit unit, project activities and ecosystem types. While the credit class and methodology are separate documents, Regen Registry requests that they be submitted together for internal and expert peer review process. The reasoning for this is that traditionally the contents of these documents have been combined into the methodology so the Regen Registry asks that they be submitted together due to the correlative nature of their content.
Many times there will be a one-to-one pairing of the methodology and credit class but we would like to leave open the option for a credit class to house several methodologies that are similar but may have been adapted slightly to different areas/projects.
Methodology Development Process:
The development of a methodology should include:
Research into existing approved methodologies in the Regen Registry Methodology Library and those listed on other registries that may be similar, are tested and can be used as models for your methodology.
If using a methodology from an outside registry, it is the methodology developers responsibility to contact the author of the methodology to ask for permission to use that methodology. Cited resources and/or first hand interviews and accounts of regenerative work and observed successes from knowledgeable and experienced earth stewards in the projects specified ecosystem outline of researched monitoring approach including monitoring protocols and frequency description of verification process.