Supporting land use projects in addressing climate change, engaging positively with local communities and smallholders, and conserving biodiversity

Rules & Requirements

The CCB Program has three different types of program documents: Requirements, Procedural, and Templates.

Documents are updated periodically. Please check this page to be sure you are using the latest version of a given document

For a running catalogue of all updates, see the Updates to the CCB Standards Version 3.


21 October 2019

Verra Projects Open for Public Comment

Comments are invited from the public on the following projects…

10 October 2016

Coming Soon: Streamlined Climate, Community & Biodiversity Program Documents

CCB Program document updates will introduce templates for project reporting and streamline joint use of the CCB and VCS Programs. Updated documents will be open for public comment in November.

16 August 2016

Celebrating the Climate, Community & Biodiversity Program’s 100th Validated Project

Celebrating the over 100 Climate, Community & Biodiversity Program projects working around the world to create benefits for people and planet.

Other Programs

Verified Carbon Standard

The VCS Program is the world’s leading voluntary program for the certification of GHG emission reduction projects

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California Offset Project Registry

The Offset Project Registry (OPR) facilitates the participation of offset projects within the California cap-and-trade program

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Initiative for Climate Action Transparency

Supporting countries around the world in the evaluation of the climate, sustainable development and transformational impacts of their policies and actions 

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