The CCBA invites comments on the draft Third Edition of the CCB Standards (31st July 2013) and draft Rules for Use of the CCB Standards (31st July 2013) from members of the public over 60 days until 29th September 2013.
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 undertook 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 2013. The first draft of the Third Edition of the CCB Standards (22nd March 2013) was launched for public comments on 22nd March 2012 for 60 days. Comments received have been addressed in this second draft of the Third Edition of the CCB Standards (31 July 2013) and we are inviting further comments during a second public comment period for 60 days until 29th September. Comments are also invited on the draft Rules for the Use of CCB Standards until 29th September.
You can download the drafts of the Third Edition of the CCB Standards and the Rules for Use of the CCB Standards and obtain details of the public comments received during the first public comment period along with a brief explanation of how these comments have been handled by CCBA, at http://www.climate-standards.org/ccb-standards/ccb-standards-revision/. The website also has further information about how to submit comments.