Verra has launched the SD VISta Nature Framework Advisory Group (AG) to guide the development of a framework that will outline the key components of a scientifically robust, pragmatic, and scalable methodology. The AG will also support the development of the biodiversity methodology for assessing and quantifying the benefits from conservation and restoration activities.

The framework and methodology will be developed under Verra’s Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard (SD VISta) Program and drive much-needed investment to high-quality, nature-positive efforts, as supported by other nature-related frameworks and initiatives (e.g., Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures and Science Based Targets Network).

The AG is a diverse multi-stakeholder group, whose 25 members were selected through an open application process. They represent a broad range of geographies and sectors and bring expertise related to the following areas:

  • Market demand and drivers,
  • Technologies, methods, or indicators for biodiversity measurement,
  • Nature-related frameworks,
  • Financial instruments for investing in biodiversity outcomes, and
  • Biodiversity-focused pilot projects.

Verra will share progress on the Nature Framework during the 15th Convention on Biological Diversity Conference of the Parties (CBD COP15), 7-19 December 2022, in Montréal, Canada.

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If you have questions about the Nature Framework, please contact Lorena Arredondo Tagle, Manager, Sustainable Development Innovation (

  • Alex Grais, Technical Design Director of Nature Based Projects, Revalue Nature
  • Anna Willingshofer, Policy Advisor Sustainable Infrastructure & Biodiversity, The Nature Conservancy
  • Chrissy Elmer, Science & Technology Program Manager, Accounting for Nature
  • Dilys Roe, Principal Researcher and Biodiversity Lead, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
  • Fabien Quétier, Co-chair of the Thematic Group Impact Mitigation and Ecological Compensation (IMEC) of IUCN’s Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM)
  • Giulia Carbone, Director, Nature Climate Solutions Alliance, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
  • Hassan Sachedina, Founder and Director, BioCarbon Partners
  • Helen Crowley, Managing Director, Pollination Capital Partners
  • Jamie Mansfield, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Finance Earth
  • Jeff Milder, Director of Global Policy & Coalitions, Rainforest Alliance
  • Jonathan F.P. Rose, Founder and Chairman, The Garrison Institute
  • Jonathan Hughes, WCMC Chief Executive Officer, United Nations Environment Program-World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)
  • Letícia Larcher de Carvalho, Director, ERA Brazil
  • Marc Baker, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Carbon Tanzania
  • Marcello Hernández-Blanco, Ecological Economist, Conservation Strategy Fund
  • Mariana Sarmiento, Founder and CEO, Terrasos
  • Mark Harding, Head of Projects, Bioeconomy
  • Martine Maron, Chair, IMEC of IUCN’s CEM and Professor of Environmental Management, The University of Queensland, Australia
  • Ray Victurine, Director of Business and Conservation, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)
  • Sam Lampert, Investment Director, Natural Capital, Mirova
  • Scott Settelmyer, Co-Founder and Managing Director, TerraCarbon
  • Simon Bird, Director of Forest Science, Wildlife Works Carbon
  • Tim Coles, Project Director and Founder, Operation Wallacea
  • William Vine, Executive Director, Rebalance Earth
  • Zoe Balmforth, Co-founder and Director, Pivotal Future