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.

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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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LandScale

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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23 January 2019

Verra Launches Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard

Verra recently launched the Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard (SD VISta for short), which will help drive…

23 January 2019

Press Release: New Standard Will Drive Finance to the Most Impactful Sustainable Development Projects

Washington, DC | 23 January 2019 | Today, the non-profit organization Verra — which developed…

We are honored to announce that voters have chosen the Verified Carbon Standard…