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  • Verra considering methodology swaps

    10 July 2024

    If requantification is approved by Verra, then any buyer holding credits from that project would have the option to have their units also requantified under the new methodology.

  • Projects linked to suspended account placed on hold by Verra

    14 June 2024

    Verra has placed several projects linked to a suspended account on hold pending a formal review after Brazil's Operation Greenwashing alleged a criminal organisation was suspected of selling BRL180 million ($33.6 million) in carbon credits.

  • Verra suspends account following Brazil greenwashing investigation

    11 June 2024

    Verra has taken the "extraordinary action" of temporarily suspending an account as Brazil's Operation Greenwashing alleged a criminal organisation was suspected of selling BRL180 million ($33.6 million) in carbon credits.

  • Carbon finance needs greater transition considerations, says former Verra CEO

    05 June 2024

    Using carbon finance as an enabler for the transition will improve market credibility and the value of carbon offsets, former Verra chief executive David Antonioli has told Environmental Finance.

  • VCM down 61% in 2023 as controversy remains

    31 May 2024

    The volume and value of transactions in the voluntary carbon market was down by 61% in 2023 compared with the year before, reports Ecosystem Marketplace, as questions over its integrity were raised.

  • Verra releases new REDD+ methodology

    27 November 2023

    Verra has released an updated version of its Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) methodology, following major criticism of the previous iteration.

  • South Pole walks away from voluntary carbon project

    27 October 2023
  • Natural Capital Investment Americas 2023: TNFD and biodiversity COP 'signals' to Verra to certify biodiversity credits

    29 September 2023

    Growing demand from project developers and the rise of a nature-related disclosure framework means there are now "enough signals" for Verra to address biodiversity by developing a crediting methodology, an Environmental Finance conference has heard.

  • Verra launches social development asset methodology

    31 August 2023
  • Verra updates standard to 'strengthen integrity'

    30 August 2023

    Carbon project certifier Verra has updated its carbon standard, including 'enhancing social and environmental safeguards', in a bid to provide greater transparency and strengthen integrity.