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 2017: Announcement of SD VISta & Standard Development Advisory Committee recruitment
August 2017: Standard Development Advisory Committee selection
July-December 2017: Verra and Standard Development Advisory Committee draft SD VISta
January-February 2018: First public consultation
March-May 2018 : Verra and Standard Development Advisory Committee revise SD VISta
June 2018: Second public consultation
July-October 2018: Verra and Standard Development Advisory Committee finalize SD VISta
November/December 2018: Launch 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.
Second SD VISta Consultation now open
We are pleased to announce that public consultation is now open for Verra’s Sustainable Development…
SD VISta Pilot Projects Underway
Fifteen pilot projects are currently piloting the Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard (SD VISta). One of…
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.
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 actionsLearn More >