The Plan Vivo Annual Report includes our latest impact and financial figures, key programme developments and strategies, and our aims for 2024 and beyond.

This year saw increased criticism of the Voluntary Carbon Market within the mainstream media. Though we believe evidence-based scrutiny and constructive criticism should be welcomed by the market, misinformed narratives risk hindering and damaging important and much-needed projects that are delivering real climate, biodiversity, and social impact.  

Fortunately, this media coverage has not translated into a decrease in the demand for Plan Vivo Certificates (PVCs). PVCs continue to be recognised for being high-quality and representative of a comprehensive approach that reinforces active community engagement, inclusivity, and fair and equitable benefit sharing. 

This past financial year (2022-23)* Plan Vivo has experienced (through the sale of PVCs) a 17% increase in planned emissions reductions and a 26% increase in the income that has reached communities on the ground. There has also been a phenomenal 39% increase in the number of people involved in projects.

We feel that now more than ever, it is important to communicate more widely the importance of the Plan Vivo approach (community-led, inclusive, fair and equitable benefit sharing) and the impact it can (and is) achieving. 

The launch of the Plan Vivo Biodiversity Standard (PV Nature) at the end of 2023 heralds an exciting new era for us. Plan Vivo moves into the New Year not only with two operational Standards under its belt, but as pioneers in the nascent biodiversity market. 

As we look forward to 2024, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our partners and collaborators who continue to shape and support the work of the Plan Vivo Foundation. 




*2022 - 2023 financial year as compared to the 2021 - 2022 financial year.