Verra will have a strong presence at the Latin America Climate Summit (LACS) 2024 (external) from June 25 to 27 in Cartagena, Colombia. Organized by IETA and Asocarbono, LACS 2024 will provide an important space for conversations around the development of carbon markets in Latin America and the Caribbean. The event will feature plenaries, keynote speeches, and deep dives into critical topics, as well as networking opportunities with government representatives, members of the business sector, and thought leaders.

The following Verra staff will be in attendance:

Verra team members have several speaking engagements (see below) and look forward to connecting with other conference attendees. If you would like to meet with the Verra delegation during LACS 2024, please contact We will also welcome stakeholders at Verra’s exhibit booth in the Carbon Market Lounge.

Please see below for a list of Verra staff speaking engagements at LACS 2024.


Tuesday, June 25

  • Tuesday, June 25, 2:00–3:00 pm CST
  • Verra Staff:

In this Verra-hosted side event, we will discuss the different stages of certifying a project under Verra’s VCS Program. Verra staff will also share an overview of how to submit new methodologies and request an update of existing ones. This session will be in Spanish.


Wednesday, June 26

  • Wednesday, June 26, 4:15–5:15 pm CST
  • Verra staff: Daniela Herrera, manager, REDD+, Natural Climate Solutions

This breakout session will explore Natural Climate Solutions, which have the potential to deliver one third of the emission reductions needed to reach global climate goals. However, the current policy landscape still falls short in supporting the critical investments necessary to help these solutions achieve their full potential. The voluntary carbon market is a crucial tool for closing this finance gap. Join this session to hear from leading voices in the area of Natural Climate Solutions; they will share what is needed for these solutions to help countries achieve their goals under the Paris Agreement.

Thursday, June 27

  • Thursday, June 27, 10:10–11:10 am CST
  • Verra staff: Susana Vélez Haller, regional representative, Latin America and the Caribbean

Innovative regulation in Colombia and Chile has paved the way carbon markets to support national climate ambitions. Both governments have adopted and implemented rules that allow for the use of carbon credits in domestic carbon tax schemes. This has the dual benefit of funding in-country emission reduction and removal projects and providing businesses with flexibility in complying with tax regulations. In this session, government representatives, market participants, and regulated businesses will report on their experiences and share lessons learned.