What is Verra VCS?

Verra was founded in 2005 by environmental and business leaders who saw the need for greater quality assurance in voluntary carbon markets. Verra now serves as a secretariat for the various standards they develop and programs they manage, as well as an incubator of new ideas that can generate meaningful environmental and social value at scale. Verra is a global leader helping to tackle the world’s most intractable environmental and social challenges by developing and managing standards that help the private sector, countries, and civil society achieve ambitious sustainable development and climate action goals.
 
Verra VCS is the Verra Verified Carbon Standard. The Verra VCS Program is the world’s most widely used voluntary greenhouse gas (GHG) program. Over 1,600 certified Verra VCS projects have collectively reduced or removed more than 500 million tonnes of carbon and other GHG emissions from the atmosphere.
 
Projects developed under the Verra VCS Program must follow a rigorous assessment process in order to be certified.

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