Verra Launches Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard
Verra recently launched the Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard (SD VISta for short), which will help drive finance to projects that demonstrate sustainable development benefits.
As the sustainable development community looks to raise an additional $2.5 trillion for the purpose of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the question of how this money can best drive real impact and transformation becomes ever more pressing. SD VISta sets out rules and criteria for projects to be designed, implemented and independently assessed so they credibly advance the SDGs. Donors and investors who seek to identify, support and help scale up the most effective efforts to achieve the SDGs can look to SD VISta-certified projects as ones that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
SD VISta has undergone an extensive development process that started in June 2017 and included two public consultations and testing with a number of pilot projects. SD VISta can be used on its own or in conjunction with Verra’s Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), the world’s most widely used voluntary greenhouse gas program.
The rules and procedures for using SD VISta are available and ready for use on our website.
Time and Date: 12 February 2019, 11am EST
Speakers: David Antonioli (Chief Executive Officer), Julianne Baroody (Director, Standards Development), and Andrew Beauchamp (Program Officer)
The recording of this webinar can be found here.
- The Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard (SD VISta)
- Fact Sheet about Verra’s Standard Programs
- Information about SD VISta Pilot Projects
- Blog post “SD VISta Pilot Project: Transformational Change of Land and Livestock Management”
- Press Release: New Standard Will Drive Finance to the Most Impactful Sustainable Development Projects
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