The CCBA invites comments on the draft Third Edition of the CCB Standards (22nd March 2013) from members of the public over 60 days until 21st May.
Drawing on substantial feedback from the CCB Standards users and others since their previous revision in 2008, the CCB Standards are being strengthened and streamlined.
The Climate, Community & Biodiversity (CCB) Standards identify high quality land-based carbon projects that adopt best practices to generate significant benefits for local communities and biodiversity. They have become the leading multiple-benefit standard for land-based carbon projects since their launch in 2005.
The goals of the revision of the CCB Standards are
- to incorporate substantial feedback received from current users and others to ensure that the CCB Standards remain robust, practical and continue to meet the demands of the users, and
- to facilitate the access of small-holder and community-led projects to carbon finance.
The terms of reference for the revision were published in November 2012, followed by the creation of a multi-stakeholder Standards Committee. The CCBA secretariat has undertaken a range of research and consultations to seek input for the revision, including case studies and a workshop with smallholder- and community-led projects in Addis Ababa in October 2012, and a survey of current CCB Standards users in January 2012. This draft Third Edition of the CCB Standards (22nd March 2013) was prepared by the CCBA secretariat with substantial input from the CCB Standards Committee.
You can download the draft Third Edition of the CCB Standards, and find further information about the revision and how to submit comments at http://www.climate-standards.org/ccb-standards/ccb-standards-revision/