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    New Project: Loru Forest Project has been verified and has issued its first Plan Vivo Certificates >

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.


Latest News

Local people bridging the two worlds of carbon forestry: what future?

Mar, 21 2017

by Geoff Wells (guest blogger) Drones take to the skies, satellites whirl above our heads, computers churn out calculations and ca...

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New Socio-Economic Guidance Manual

Sep, 13 2016

Plan Vivo has published a new Socio-economic Guidance Manual which includes tools...

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Plan Vivo Annual Report FY 2015-2016

Aug, 24 2016

The latest Annual Report (FY 2015-2016) of the Plan Vivo Foundation is now available for

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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.