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Approved Approaches

An Approved Approach is a methodology or tool that is used in the quantification or justification of climate benefits, risk, additionality or monitoring data for a Plan Vivo project or prospective Plan Vivo project. Find out more about Approved Approaches and how to apply them. Read more

ArBolivia – Documents

View documentation from the Plan Vivo-certified ArBolivia project, including the Project Design Document (PDD), technical specifications, annual reports and audit reports. Read more

Babatana Rainforest - Documents

View documentation from the Plan Vivo-certified Babatan Rainforest Conservation project, including the Project Design Document (PDD), technical specifications, annual reports and audit reports. Read more

Baseline Scenario

Learn about what a carbon baseline is, how to estimate one, and how this can be used to estimate CO2 sequestered or mitigated for a forestry or sustainable land-use carbon project. Read more

Bujang Raba – Documents

View documentation from the Plan Vivo-certified Bujang-Raba project, including the Project Design Document (PDD), technical specifications, annual reports and audit reports. Read more

CommuniTree – Documents

View documentation from the Plan Vivo-certified CommuniTree project, including the Project Design Document (PDD), technical specifications, annual reports and audit reports. Read more

Costs & fees

How much does it cost to register a Plan Vivo project? Find out more about the costs and fees of certification here. Read more

Costs & Fees

How much does it cost to register a Plan Vivo project? Find out more about the costs and fees of certification here. Read more

Crediting systems and monitoring

Find out more about ex-ante and ex-post crediting systems, and the monitoring and annual reporting requirements that Plan Vivo-certified projects must fulfil. Read more

Documentation

View all documents associated with the Plan Vivo Foundation, including the Plan Vivo Standard, governance documents, guidance documents, Approved Approaches and templates. Read more

Drawa Rainforest – Documents

View documentation from the Plan Vivo-certified Drawa Rainforest project, including the Project Design Document (PDD), technical specifications, annual reports and audit reports. Read more

Durian Rambun – Documents

View documentation from the Plan Vivo-certified Durian Rambun project, including the Project Design Document (PDD), technical specifications, annual reports and audit reports. Read more

Emiti Nibwo Bulora – Documents

View documentation from the Plan Vivo-certified Emiti Nibwo Bolura project, including the Project Design Document (PDD), technical specifications, annual reports and audit reports. Read more

Estimating Climate Benefits

Learn more about how to estimate carbon/CO2 emission reductions for a forestry or sustainable land-use project. Read more

EthioTrees – Documents

View documentation from the Plan Vivo-certified EthioTrees project, including the Project Design Document (PDD), technical specifications, annual reports and audit reports. Read more

Facts and figures

Learn about the positive impacts that Plan Vivo projects have had on the environment and local communities, such as trees planted, carbon reductions achieved, and PES payments to participants. Also see what awards these projects have won. Read more

Halo Verde – Documents

View documentation from the Plan Vivo-certified Halo Verde project, including the Project Design Document (PDD), technical specifications, annual reports and audit reports. Read more

Hieu Commune - Documents

View documentation from the Hieu Commune Plan Vivo-certified REDD+ project, including the Project Design Document (PDD), technical specifications, annual reports and audit reports. Read more

Khasi Hills Community REDD+ – Documents

View documentation from the Plan Vivo-certified Khasi Hills project, including the Project Design Document (PDD), technical specifications, annual reports and audit reports. Read more

Loru Forest – Documents

View documentation from the Plan Vivo-certified Loru Forest project, including the Project Design Document (PDD), technical specifications, annual reports and audit reports. Read more

Markit Registry

Plan Vivo projects and Plan Vivo Certificates (PVCs) are registered on the Markit Environmental Registry. Here, anyone can view the carbon credits that they have bought, in addition to who currently holds carbon credits. Find out more about Markit, how to view the registry, and how to get a Markit account. Read more

Mikoko Pamoja – Documents

View documentation from the Plan Vivo-certified Mikoko Pamoja project (a blue carbon project), including the Project Design Document (PDD), technical specifications, annual reports and audit reports. Read more

Nanga Lauk – Documents

View documentation from the Plan Vivo-certified Nanga Lauk project, including the Project Design Document (PDD), technical specifications, annual reports and audit reports. Read more

Non-Permanence Buffer

Plan Vivo projects must contribute to the Plan Vivo Non-Permanence Buffer. This guarantees the integrity of Plan Vivo projects in the face of risks to permanence or potential reversals of emission reductions. Find out more here. Read more

Our history

Over 20 years, Plan Vivo has grown to be the largest smallholder and community forestry/land-use Standard. Find out about the history of Plan Vivo and how it has evolved. Read more

Our team

Meet the team who keep Plan Vivo running, including our Secretariat, Board of Trustees and the experts on our Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and Technical Advisory Group (TAG). Read more