Some common reasons that projects fail to certify under Plan Vivo include:

  • Financial barriers
  • Lack of technical capacity
  • Lack of community support
  • Restrictions around carbon or ecosystem service trading within the host country
  • Inappropriate project activities

Some lesser barriers that have been observed include:

  • Poor additionality argument
  • Poor permanence argument
  • Inappropriate land tenure
  • Project not financially feasible

Plan Vivo is currently developing an Incubator Hub and Community Project Accelerator Hub to help projects overcome barriers to registration and scaling.