Welcome to Verra’s June Newsletter!

The voluntary carbon market has seen significant developments over the past few months, and Verra has been a thought leader in several ways, for example by addressing the topic of cryptocurrency and tokens and by speaking at an event hosted by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on how the market ensures integrity and climate action.

Besides this, our team has been busy working on important updates to the VCS Program, some of which are being deferred at this point.

We enjoyed seeing many of you at Innovate4Climate and the European Climate Summit. We also look forward to connecting with you at the “Reef Hub” on the side lines of the UN Ocean Conference, the Argus Carbon Markets and Regulation Conference 2022 (both in Lisbon, Portugal), and other upcoming events.

Stakeholder Updates

VCS Program

Regular Updates


Verra Staff at Events

Upcoming Events (Highlights)

Past Events (Highlights)

  • Verra had a strong presence at Innovate4Climate and the European Climate Summit, with staff presenting on important topics. David Antonioli, Chief Executive Officer, spoke about lessons learned from the Forests Bond; Toby Janson-Smith, Chief Program Development and Innovation Officer, discussed the changing role of the verifier; Robin Rix, Chief Legal, Policy, and Markets Officer, spoke about blockchain/DeFi; and Steve Zwick, Senior Manager, Media Relations, presented on how Article 6 shapes the voluntary carbon market.

If you’d like to invite a Verra team member to speak at your event, please contact events@verra.org.

Photos: David Peters (top), Stefanie Pfiel (bottom)