Given the complex nature of smallholder and community land-use projects, we recognise that many projects can take longer to develop than anticipated and we do not wish to impede projects that take the time to complete appropriate stakeholder engagement and participatory processes. As such, a project’s start date may be up to 5 years prior to the date of validation. However, the project must have a strong additionality argument for any historic activities that it wishes to accredit.

For more information, please see the Project Requirements and Glossary on our PV Climate documentation page.