Standards for a
Sustainable Future

Verra Registry

1,805 projects
926 million
Verified Carbon Units Issued
199 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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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,…

20 January 2022

Updates to VCS Program Released

Verra has released updates to the VCS Program, which include the following changes: Required reporting…

22 November 2021

Verra Briefs Stakeholders on COP26 Implications

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

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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