The Climate, Community & Biodiversity Alliance The Climate, Community & Biodiversity Alliance

The Climate, Community & Biodiversity Alliance

About the CCBA

The CCBA is a unique partnership of leading international NGOs that was founded in 2003 with a mission to stimulate and promote land management activities that credibly mitigate global climate change, improve the well-being and reduce the poverty of local communities, and conserve biodiversity. The CCBA brings together diverse stakeholders through a transparent and inclusive participatory process to develop standards and tools that stimulate, identify and promote high quality multiple-benefit land management activities.

CCBA initiatives include:

  • Climate, Community & Biodiversity (CCB) Standards, for site-based projects, developed by the CCBA and managed by the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) since November 2014
  • REDD+ Social and Environmental Standards (REDD+ SES), for government-led strategies and actions to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation
  • Sustainable Landscapes Rating Tool (under development)


The members of the CCBA are non-governmental organizations.

Advising Institutions

Three respected international tropical forest research institutions helped revise the Standards based on public comments and field-testing.

Past Donors to the CCB Standards

The CCB Standards development and management has been funded in the past by contributions from philanthropic foundations and corporations including:

For more information about the CCBA, please contact:

Joanna Durbin
CCBA Director
2011 Crystal Drive, Suite 500
Arlington, VA 22202

Tel: +1 (703) 341-2400