Our Impact in Numbers

The Plan Vivo Foundation is an international Edinburgh-based charity which has created a set of requirements for smallholders and communities wishing to manage their land and natural resources more sustainably.


tCO2 emissions reductions


participating smallholders


ha of land under management

Read more about how Plan Vivo Projects contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.

2019 Equator Prize Winners - Loru Forest & Yaeda Valley

Jun, 07 2019

We are delighted to announce that the Plan Vivo Certified

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Published Buffer Account

May, 16 2019

Plan Vivo has achieved an important milestone by formalising its pooled non-permanence risk buffer account on Markit. The buffer account covers projec...

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Plan Vivo & CORSIA

May, 16 2019

A recent Carbon Market Watch report assessed Plan Vivo and 7 other certification bodies against the eligibility criteria for the aviation industry’s...

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About Us

The Plan Vivo Standard certifies the implementation of project activities that enhance ecosystem services and allow communities to formally recognise and quantify carbon sequestration, biodiversity or watershed protection.