Dear Colleague,

Welcome to Verra’s May Newsletter!

We are pleased to announce that the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market (ICVCM) recently approved Verra’s landmark Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) Program as fully aligned with the detailed criteria of the Core Carbon Principles (CCPs) for high-quality carbon credits. This approval is a welcome recognition of our work in innovating and evolving market standards to maximize climate impact and advance sustainable development.

We recently shared some updates on this work in our April 2024 Stakeholder Update Webinar. If you missed it, we invite you to review a summary of these updates and access the webinar recording (external).

This newsletter also features a number of methodology-related announcements. Robust accounting methodologies are one of the four cornerstones of each Verra standards program and provide detailed procedures for quantifying project benefits. Our comprehensive portfolio of methodologies enables our programs to drive finance to a broad range of activities, including nature-based solutions, energy and industrial innovation for reducing or removing emissions, plastic waste reduction and recycling, and nature conservation.

Verra continuously develops new methodologies and regularly revises existing ones to ensure they reflect the latest science and technology. This newsletter includes the latest updates on our Agricultural Land Management methodology, our sustainable grassland methodologies, and the Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard (SD VISta) Nature Framework.

We also share an update on our Plastic Team’s engagement around the Global Plastic Treaty negotiations.

Stakeholder Updates

Photo by Verra staff. TIST Program in Kenya, VCS 005 (Verra Project 737).

Top News

Verified Carbon Standard Program

Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard Program

Plastic Waste Reduction Program

Regular Updates

Photo courtesy of OMA Ativos Ambientais S.A. Agents of Change Orchestrating the Recycling Chain, Brazil (Verra Project 4470).


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For a comprehensive list of all upcoming events, please check our Events page. If you’d like to invite a Verra team member to speak at your event, please contact