Third Edition of Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standards Released

13 December 2013

The Climate, Community & Biodiversity Alliance is pleased to announce the release of the Third Edition of the Climate, Community & Biodiversity (CCB) Standards and accompanying Rules for the Use of the CCB Standards following a yearlong participatory and inclusive revision process.

The new Third Edition

  • showcases smallholder- and community-led projects with equitable benefit sharing
  • enables the use of programmatic approaches to allow expansion to new project areas
  • clarifies the requirements for stakeholder engagement including free, prior and informed consent
  • promotes gender equality and empowerment
  • simplifies the requirements for demonstrating net positive climate benefits and facilitates combination with a carbon accounting standard, and
  • strengthens the Gold Level requirements for projects that generate exceptional benefits for climate change adaptation, for communities and for biodiversity.

Read more from the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance here