The purpose of the Designated Operational Entities and Independent Entities Association (D&IA) is to be an independent, not-for-profit organisation ded-icated to the development and establishment of effective processes and criteria for and related to the determination and validation and verification of emission reduction and sequestration projects and to represent the members at relevant bodies of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and other Green-house Gas (“GHG”) programmes that accept UNFCCC accredited bodies to carry out determination and validation or verification.