Supporting land use projects in addressing climate change, supporting 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  a running catalogue of all updates, see the Updates to the CCB Standards Version 3.


12 December 2018

VCS and CCB 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

Women at Community Meeting in Indonesia

Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard

A flexible framework for assessing and reporting on the sustainable development benefits of project-based activities,…

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Jurisdictional and Nested REDD+ (JNR)

Driving private investment in REDD+ at multiple scales

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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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