2019 Equator Prize Winners – Loru Forest & Yaeda Valley

We are delighted to announce that the Plan Vivo Certified Loru Forest (Ser-Thiac) and Yaeda Valley projects have both won the 2019 Equator Prize! The Equator Prize is one of one of the United Nation’s most prestigious awards for environmental protection and climate resilience. It is awarded biennially to projects that show outstanding community efforts […]

Published Buffer Account

Plan Vivo has achieved an important milestone by formalising its pooled non-permanence risk buffer account on Markit. The buffer account covers projects certified under the Standard for any unexpected losses, in line with best practice from other major carbon standards. The balance stands at 298,654 ex-ante reserve credits, and 114,198 ex-post reserve credits currently. For more […]

Plan Vivo & CORSIA

A recent Carbon Market Watch report assessed Plan Vivo and 7 other certification bodies against the eligibility criteria for the aviation industry’s CORSIA programme. Plan Vivo scored as one of the most eligible Standards in the Voluntary Carbon Market. The Standard hopes to pursue this potential market, so to open up a new source of […]

We’re looking for a new Chairperson!

The Plan Vivo Foundation is seeking a highly motivated individual with a keen interest in the nexus of climate change, natural resource management and international development, to act as Chairperson of its Board of Trustees. The Chairperson will ensure the Board of Trustees and Executive team fulfil their duties in delivering the Foundation’s mission and […]

Revised Fee Structure: Important Changes

We’re making some changes to the fees charged by the Plan Vivo Foundation (PVF) for core services. These changes will apply from 1st May 2017. A fairer fee structure for all Our fees for reviewing project documentation (PIN, PDD, TS, Validation, Verification, Updates) are increasing slightly to better reflect the costs and work implicit in […]

Local People Bridging the two Worlds of Carbon Forestry

by Geoff Wells (guest blogger) Drones take to the skies, satellites whirl above our heads, computers churn out calculations and carbon markets ring up transactions – all in the name of forest conservation financed by carbon credits. But what is the role of local people in all of this? Should (and can) local roles be […]

Plan Vivo Annual Report FY 2015-2016

The latest Annual Report (FY 2015-2016) of the Plan Vivo Foundation is now available for download. Highlights of the year include: Biennual stakeholder conference in Sigtuna, Sweden Issuance of overall 2.22 million certificates Project pipeline of 41 projects Transaction of 860,000 Plan Vivo Certificates (PVCs) in 2015

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