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.

Explore Verra Projects Verra Announces Release of VCS Version 4
17 September 2019

VCS Program Named Environmental Finance’s “Best Voluntary Standard” for 2019

We are honored to announce that this year, once again, voters have chosen the Verified…

8 August 2019

Announcing the First Public Consultation on LandScale, a New Approach to Power Sustainability at Landscape Scale

The climate crisis, water scarcity, biodiversity loss, and entrenched poverty affect us all. Yet, no…

30 July 2019

Verra to Transition to a Single In-House Registry

Early next year, Verra will be transitioning from having a multi-registry system that is administered…

11 July 2019

New 3R Initiative for Reducing Plastic Waste – Accepting Applications for Standard Development Committee

More than 350 million tons of plastic are used every year and just a fraction…

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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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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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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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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Scaling up the sustainability of productive landscapes

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3R Initiative

The Issue More than 350 million tons of plastic are being used every year and…

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