Standards for a
Sustainable Future

Verra Registry

1,759 projects
824 million
Verified Carbon Units Issued
179 the equivalent of
million cars
taken off the road for a year
Verra catalyzes tangible climate action and sustainable development outcomes. Verra’s standards drive large-scale investment towards high-impact activities that tackle some of the most pressing environmental and social issues of our day.
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Verra develops and manages standards that are globally applicable and advance action across a wide range of sectors and activities.
Verra’s standards and programs are trusted by a broad range of stakeholders, provide innovative solutions to environmental and social problems, and work for people and the planet by supporting projects and activities that deliver a range of benefits to communities and their surrounding environments. Learn more.

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22 November 2021

Verra Briefs Stakeholders on COP26 Implications

Voluntary carbon markets to play stronger role in future Washington, DC, 22 November | Verra…

18 November 2021

Moving Forward Together: Verra’s Reflections on the COP26 Outcome in Glasgow

Watch the Recording View the Slides We were privileged to participate in person at the…

16 November 2021

Verra Reduces Plastic Program Fees

With 40% of global plastic waste ending up in the environment, scaling up plastic waste…

27 October 2021

VCM Global Dialogue Releases Final Report

Vision and Action Agenda outline how voluntary carbon markets can enhance climate ambition while supporting…

23 September 2021

Verra CEO David Antonioli Testifies at House Agriculture Committee

Verra CEO David Antonioli testified today at the House Agriculture Committee hearing on “Voluntary Carbon…

Our Work

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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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Jurisdictional and Nested REDD+ (JNR)

Driving private investment in REDD+ at multiple scales

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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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Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standards

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

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Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard

The SD VISta Program The Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard (SD VISta) is a flexible…

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Scaling up the sustainability of productive landscapes

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Plastic Waste Reduction Standard

Scaling Up Plastic Waste Collection and Recycling

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