Standards for a
Sustainable Future

Verra Registry

1,747 projects
792 million
Verified Carbon Units Issued
172 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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10 September 2021

Verra Wins 2021 Environmental Finance Awards

Verra is honored by today’s news that it has received two Environmental Finance Awards for…

4 May 2021

NPR Reporting on Forest Carbon Credits Gets It Wrong in 5 Ways

In its segment “Do Carbon Offsets Actually Work?” on “All Things Considered” (30 April 2021)…

4 May 2021

Verra Response to Guardian Article on Carbon Offsets Used by Major Airlines

Para leer en español haga click aquí. Verra firmly disputes the Guardian article published on…

15 April 2021

Version 4 of the Jurisdictional and Nested REDD+ (JNR) Framework Released

Para leer el artículo en español haga click aquí. Watch Webinar Recording (English) Watch Webinar…

4 March 2021

Briefer: The Future of REDD+ — 10 Years of Project Experience Delivers a Blueprint for the Future

Para leer el artículo en español haga click aquí. Verra will soon release important updates…

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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