Standards for a
Sustainable Future

Verra Registry

1,828 projects
979 million
Verified Carbon Units Issued
211 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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21 September 2022

Course Correction Needed: ICVCM’s Draft Core Carbon Principles and Assessment Framework on Wrong Track

Verra has supported the ICVCM and the development of both the Core Carbon Principles (CCPs)…

26 August 2022

John Oliver Puts Punchlines Over Truth

Comedian John Oliver has a gift for turning boring but important news into comedy gold.…

16 August 2022

Verra Publishes VCS Biochar Methodology

Verra has released VM0044 Methodology for Biochar Utilization in Soil and Non-Soil Applications, v1.0 that…

3 August 2022

Public Consultation: Verra’s Approach to Third-Party Crypto Instruments and Tokens

Verra is opening a public consultation on its proposed approach to third-party crypto instruments and…

20 July 2022

Verra’s Approach to Third-Party Crypto Instruments and Tokens: Timeline

Verra plans to launch a public consultation on its proposed approach to third-party crypto instruments…

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

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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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