Dear Colleague,

Welcome to Verra’s May Newsletter!

We are pleased to share that we recently published the draft of the new consolidated REDD methodology – a major milestone in the years-long process to update our approach to REDD and ensure the integrity and quality of forest carbon credits.

As part of our continued effort to streamline our project review processes, we are implementing changes that will result in a shortened timeline for evaluating project requests such as registration and verification approval.

Verra’s Plastic Team has been busy preparing for the second session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on plastic pollution. Plastic Credits will play a key role in addressing plastic pollution downstream, and we have therefore published a commentary on five things you should know about Plastic Credits.

Verra, alongside IETA and other organizations, is supporting an important survey from Trove Research on investment activity in the carbon credit sector. The deadline for this survey has been extended to 12 May. We hope you will consider participating.

Stakeholder Updates

Photo by InfiniteEARTH, Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve Project (Verra Project 674)

Regular Updates

Photo courtesy of Deekali Plastic Recovery West Africa: Recycling, Reuse, and Community Action (Verra Project 2720)



Verra Staff at Events

Verra staff participate regularly in events. For a comprehensive list, please check our events page. May highlights include:

We also would like to bring your attention to two upcoming Greenbiz events:

  • Don’t miss Circularity 23, the leading convening of professionals building the circular economy (June 5-7, Seattle)! Join us and the growing community of more than 1,200 visionaries and practitioners to move beyond incremental action, catalyze systems change, and accelerate the circular economy. Apply the 10% discount code V23VERRA when you register today:
  • Join the growing community of finance, investment, and sustainability leaders supporting the just transition to a decarbonized economy at GreenFin 23 (June 26-28, Boston). By attending, you’ll gain access to inspiring keynotes, engaging breakout sessions, and valuable networking. Apply the 10% discount code GF23VERRA10 when you register today:

If you’d like to invite a Verra team member to speak at your event, please contact