Standards for a Sustainable Future

Verra develops and manages standards that help countries, the private sector and civil society achieve their sustainable development and climate action goals.

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Our Work

Verified Carbon Standard

The VCS Program is the world’s leading voluntary program for the certification of GHG emission reduction projects

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Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standards

Supporting land use projects in addressing climate change, supporting local communities and smallholders and conserving biodiversity

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California Offset Project Registry

The Offset Project Registry (OPR) facilitates the participation of offset projects within the California cap-and-trade program

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Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard

A flexible framework for assessing and reporting on the sustainable development benefits of project-based activities,…

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Jurisdictional and Nested REDD+ (JNR)

Driving private investment in REDD+ at multiple scales

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Initiative for Climate Action Transparency

Supporting countries around the world in the evaluation of the climate, sustainable development and transformational impacts of their policies and actions 

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15 February 2018

VCS is now Verra

Our new name and visual identity reflect the ongoing expansion of our work and establish a powerful platform for the suite of standards we manage.

4 January 2018

Consultation open on the SD VISta Project Requirements

Your comments will help ensure that the Project Requirements for our newest standard are clear and meet the needs of projects and their investors and supporters.

30 November 2017

VCS Turns 10! Celebrating our History and Looking to the Future

We celebrate 10 years as an organization with major milestones and a look forward at what comes next.