Supporting projects that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs

Governance & Development

The Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard is currently in development. Verra is committed to following the ISEAL Code of Good Practice for Setting Social and Environmental Standards. We have set out SD VISta’s objectives, why it is needed, terms of reference for Standard Development Advisory Committee members and the standard-setting procedure that will be followed in its development in the SD VISta Terms of Reference.

Standard development timeline

July 2017Announcement of SD VISta & Standard Development Advisory Committee recruitment

August 2017Standard Development Advisory Committee selection

July-December 2017Verra and Standard Development Advisory Committee draft SD VISta

January-February 2018First public consultation

March-May 2018 Verra and Standard Development Advisory Committee revise SD VISta

June 2018: Second public consultation

July-October 2018Verra and Standard Development Advisory Committee finalize SD VISta

November/December 2018Launch SD VISta


SD VISta Standard Development Advisory Committee

The SD VISta Standard Development Advisory Committee is supporting Verra in the strategic direction and development of the SD VISta program.


Dates of SD VISta Standard Development Advisory Committee upcoming meetings and information on past meetings will be made available as soon as possible on this webpage. Information provided for each meeting will include the agenda, public decisions and meeting summaries.

4 June 2018

Second SD VISta Consultation now open

We are pleased to announce that public consultation is now open for Verra’s Sustainable Development…

28 March 2018

SD VISta Pilot Projects Underway

Fifteen pilot projects are currently piloting the Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard (SD VISta). One of…

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.

Other Programs

Landscape Standard

Scaling up the sustainability of productive landscapes

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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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