We are excited to announce that we will be hosting an interactive webinar to launch the public consultation process for the Plan Vivo Biodiversity Standard (PV Nature). The webinar will take place on the 30th of January (2023) at 15:00 (UK time). You can register for the webinar here: Plan Vivo Biodiversity Standard (PV Nature) Public Consultation.

For the last 12 months the Plan Vivo Foundation (PVF) has been working on the development of a pioneering Biodiversity Standard (PV Nature). We are excited to use this webinar to formally launch our public consultation, and to glean your thoughts and feedback on how to shape the Standard to maximise impact for nature, people and climate.  

A Variable Dwarf Kingfisher (Ceyx lepidus meeki) of the Babatana Rainforest project, located in the Solomon Islands. Credit: Douglas Pikacha/supplied by the Nakau Programme

The growth of nature markets offers real potential to channel ethical investment to Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities, to incentivise the conservation of biodiversity. After 25 years in the Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM) we are well positioned to play a key role in this.  

There is has been a lot of interest in this upcoming standard - from both the supply and demand side. Throughout the development of PV Nature, we have taken the time to consult with a range of stakeholders and external parties in order to develop a Standard set to deliver high-integrity biodiversity certificates / credits that are robust, verifiable, and fairly-traded.  

PV Nature will be fully aligned with Plan Vivo's core values - ensuring the holistic impact, participatory approach, transparent and equitable benefit sharing for communities.  

Unlike the VCM, these certificates are not targeted at an offset approach. Rather, in line with the Nature Positive movement, they are aimed are positively incentivizing landowners and communities to conserve and restore important habitats across the world that are critical for biodiversity and people to thrive. 

The critically endangered grey-shanked douc langur (Pygathrix cinerea), photographed by the Hieu Commune project, located in Vietnam. Credit: Hieu Commune 

Since the second half of 2021 we have partnered with the Wallacea Trust, who are leading a peer reviewed methodology development process centred around biodiversity quantification. At Plan Vivo we are adapting and developing this novel methodology for use with our Standard. 

To ensure that PV Nature is accessible for high quality projects, we have been testing the Standard against seven pilot projects. These have been reviewed internally by members of the Plan Vivo team, looking for completeness of the application, the biodiversity metrics, and the social and community aspects of the project. These pilot projects are now being sent to a team of expert reviewers that specialise in different biomes globally. Subsequently we have been using these pilot project applications to help identify any gaps and potential issues raised within the review process, which in turn is informing the development of PV Nature. 

During this webinar we will present to you the key features of PV Nature and the methodology and will provide full access to the documentation for you to review and comment on. We look forward to hearing your views and comments and thank you for your interest and support in this exciting development. 

The webinar will take place on the 30th of January (2023) at 15:00 (UK time). 




If you have any questions or queries surrounding PV Nature or this webinar please email: [email protected] 


Banner photo - Credit: Douglas Pikacha/supplied by the Nakau Programme