Climate, Community, & Biodiversity Standards

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The Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA) is a partnership between leading companies, NGOs and research institutes seeking to promote integrated solutions to land management around the world. With this goal in mind, the CCBA has developed voluntary standards to help design and identify land management projects that simultaneously minimize climate change, support sustainable development, and conserve biodiversity.

The Climate, Community and Biodiversity Project Design Standards (CCB Standards) evaluate land-based carbon mitigation projects in the early stages of development. The CCB Standards foster the integration of best-practice and multiple-benefit approaches into project design and evolution.

The Standards:

  • Identify projects that simultaneously address climate change, support local communities, and conserve biodiversity.
  • Promote excellence and innovation in project design.
  • Mitigate risk for investors and increase funding opportunities for project developers.

To learn more about the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance visit their website at