We are honored to announce that voters have once again chosen the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) as Environmental Finance’s “Best Voluntary Carbon Standard.” This is the 8th time the VCS Program, which is managed by Verra, has won this award.

We greatly appreciate the endorsement and support of all those who voted for VCS and look forward to continuing to support projects that work hard to mitigate the impacts of climate change. We continue to innovate and try to find new solutions, and we look forward to building on this work together with all of our stakeholders.

To date, more than 1,600 certified VCS projects across over 80 countries have collectively reduced or removed more than 495 million tonnes of GHG emissions from the atmosphere. This is the equivalent of 128 coal-fired plants being shut down for a year or 8.2 billion trees planted and grown for 10 years.

Learn more about this year’s Voluntary Carbon Market Rankings in this article ($) by Environmental Finance.