Supporting projects that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs

Rules & Requirements

The SD VISta Program rules are the backbone of the program. They define the standards and processes which all projects must follow in order to be certified. The SD VISta rules are set out in a suite of documents that comprise two categories: Requirements and Templates and Forms.

Documents are updated periodically. Please check this page to be sure you are using the latest version of a given document.

 

Note that as the SD VISta Program rules are revised, previous versions that are no longer in use will be archived here.

23 January 2019

Verra Launches Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard

Verra recently launched the Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard (SD VISta for short), which will help drive…

23 January 2019

Press Release: New Standard Will Drive Finance to the Most Impactful Sustainable Development Projects

Washington, DC | 23 January 2019 | Today, the non-profit organization Verra — which developed…

20 November 2018

SD VISta Pilot Project: Transformational Change of Land and Livestock Management

By John Holler Driving down the dirt roads that border South Africa’s Kruger National Park,…

Other Programs

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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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Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standards

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

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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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