Standards for a
Sustainable Future

Verra Registry

1,803 projects
947 million
Verified Carbon Units Issued
204 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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25 May 2022

Verra Addresses Crypto Instruments and Tokens

25 May 2022 – WASHINGTON, DC | Standard-setting organization Verra announced its intended approach to…

17 May 2022

Six Verra Projects Receive Prestigious Honor

WASHINGTON, DC – 17 May 2022 | The Natural Climate Solutions Alliance (NCSA) today designated…

29 March 2022

Carney, Antonioli Agree That Carbon Credits are Vital for Getting the World to Net Zero

Mark Carney and David Antonioli focus on the high-integrity scaling of carbon markets   WASHINGTON,…

24 March 2022

Verra Issues First Plastic Waste Reduction Credits

Market-Based Approach Will Scale up Activities to Address Plastic Pollution WASHINGTON, DC – 24 March…

17 March 2022

LandScale: New Tool for Powering Landscape Sustainability

LandScale, an online tool for powering landscape sustainability that is co-led by Rainforest Alliance, Verra,…

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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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