June 2011 | Issuance of one millionth Plan Vivo Certificate
The Plan Vivo Foundation is very pleased to announce the issuance of the one millionth Plan Vivo Certificate.
This means that plan vivos (land management plans drawn up by rural smallholders and community groups) have been implemented to collectively sequester or reduce over 1,000,000 tonnes of CO2.
This milestone helps to demonstrate that rural communities can participate in the voluntary carbon market, reach scale and generate verifiable carbon benefits. The Plan Vivo System is working for thousands of smallholders and forest-user groups in developing countries, channelling carbon finance effectively to the rural poor.
The Plan Vivo Foundation would like to take this milestone as an opportunity to recognise the input and commitment of all Plan Vivo stakeholders for collectively bringing us to this landmark.
Plan Vivo stakeholders are celebrating this event with a gathering, hosted by the Markit Environmental Registry, in London on the 30th June. If you would like to attend, please contact Elaine Muir: Elaine@planvivofoundation.org
When: 30th June, 4.30pm – 7pm
Where: Markit, Level 4 Ropemaker Place, 25 Ropemaker Street, London, EC2Y 9LY
What: Q&A Panel with key Plan Vivo stakeholders, followed by a drinks and canapés reception
Who: Plan Vivo stakeholders, organisations and individuals with an interest in pro-poor, community carbon
The event is hosted by the Markit Environmental Registry, and sponsored by U&W, Tetrapak and the FIA Foundation.