Climate, Community, Biodiversity (CCB) Standards

Carbon credits purchased from Climate, Community & Biodiversity (CCB) Standards identify projects, can be labelled with a co-benefits certification. (2) This means that while they help save the planet from climate change, the projects actively support the local indigenous communities and smallholders and converse biodiversity.

CCB Features

The CCB Standards criteria ensure that projects:

  • Identify all stakeholders and ensure their full and effective participation.
  • Recognize and respect customary and statutory rights.
  • Obtain free, prior and informed consent.
  • Assess and monitor direct and indirect costs, benefits and risks.
  • Identify and maintain high conservation values.
  • Demonstrate net positive climate, community and biodiversity benefits.

The CCB Standards are the leading standard used in conjunction with VCS agriculture, forestry and land use projects. By buying CCB Standards project and business or individual demonstrates contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals through verified project reporting. Can join in the support of certify conservation areas that are part of zero deforestation commitments. (3) Projects that meet the Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standards help an    individual or business offset their carbon foot print all while actively helping local communities and endangered plants and animals.

CCB Standard’s Projects and Benefits

Sustainable development in all parts of the world involves land management. Carefully and mindfully designed land management projects help some of the more than 1.3 billion indigenous peoples and local communities depend on wild and protected lands. (3) This is done by create employment, protect traditional cultures, help secure tenure to lands and resources (securing the local communities rights to their traditional lands), all while protecting the environment by protecting endangered animals, increase the resiliency of ecosystems and help to combat climate change.

The CCB Standards are the leading standard used in conjunction with VCS agriculture, forestry and land use projects. By buying CCB Standards project and business or individual demonstrates contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals through verified project reporting. Can join in the support of certify conservation areas that are part of zero deforestation commitments.(3) Projects that meet the Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standards help an    individual or business offset their carbon foot print all while actively helping local communities and endangered plants and animals.

 

1 https://verra.org/project/ccb-program/ all unless cited otherwise

2 https://registry.verra.org/#/vcs

3 https://verra.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/CCB-Factsheet-3.1.pdf