Supporting land use projects in addressing climate change, benefitting local communities and smallholders, and conserving biodiversity

Complaints and Appeals Policy

Verra provides a Complaints and Appeals Policy that applies to all standards and programs managed by Verra.

All expenses, internal and external, incurred by Verra in handling complaints and appeals shall be paid by the entity filing the complaint or appeal. Prior to initiation of the handling process, Verra will inform the entity filing the complaint or appeal of its estimated handling cost. Where the outcome of a complaint or appeal is to overturn an earlier decision made by Verra, the entity filing the complaint or appeal will not be liable for covering such expenses.

30 June 2021

Verra Projects Open for Public Comment

Comments are invited from the public on the following projects…

10 October 2016

Coming Soon: Streamlined Climate, Community & Biodiversity Program Documents

CCB Program document updates will introduce templates for project reporting and streamline joint use of the CCB and VCS Programs. Updated documents will be open for public comment in November.

16 August 2016

Celebrating the Climate, Community & Biodiversity Program’s 100th Validated Project

Celebrating the over 100 Climate, Community & Biodiversity Program projects working around the world to create benefits for people and planet.

Other Programs

Jurisdictional and Nested REDD+ (JNR)

Driving private investment in REDD+ at multiple scales

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Initiative for Climate Action Transparency

Supporting countries around the world in the evaluation of the climate, sustainable development and transformational impacts of their policies and actions 

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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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