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Rules & Requirements

The CCB Program has three different types of program documents: Requirements, Procedural, and Templates.

Documents are updated periodically. Please check this page to be sure you are using the latest version of a given document

For a running  a running catalogue of all updates, see the Updates to the CCB Standards Version 3.


Requirements

Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standards, v3.1

Issued: 21 June 2017

The CCB Standards set out all specific requirements for developing and monitoring projects that aim to deliver net benefits to climate, community and biodiversity.

Use: Must be used for all projects for which a CCB Standards validation public comment period is initiated on or after 1 July 2014.

Translations

Français – CCB Normes v3.1

Español – CCB Estándares v3.1

Português – CCB Padrões v3.1

Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standards, v2.0

Issued: December 2008

The CCB Standards set out all specific requirements for developing and monitoring projects that aim to deliver net benefits to climate, community and biodiversity.

Use: Only available for use for projects validated to the second edition of the CCB Standards.

Translations

bahasa Indonesia – CCB Standar v2.0

中文 – CCB 标准 v2.0

Español – CCB Estándares v2.0

Français – CCB Normes v2.0

日本語 – CCB 標準 v2.0

Português – CCB Padrões v2.0

Tiếng Việt – CCB Tiêu chuẩn v2.0

Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standards, v1.0

Issued: May 2005

The CCB Standards set out all specific requirements for developing and monitoring projects that aim to deliver net benefits to climate, community and biodiversity

Use:  Only available for use for projects validated to the first edition of the CCB Standards.

CCB Program Fee Schedule, v3.2

Issued: 17 November 2017

The CCB Program Fee Schedule sets out the fees applicable under the CCB Program.


Procedural

CCB Program Rules, v3.1

Issued: 21 June 2017

The CCB Program Rules set out all rules and requirements governing the CCB Program including validation and verification against the CCB Standards, accreditation requirements for validation/verification bodies, communications related to the CCB Standards, including use of the CCB label, and project listing information.

Use: Effective on release date unless otherwise stated.

Rules for the Use of the Climate, Community & Biodiversity
Standards, v3.0

Issued: 12 December 2013

The Rules for the Use of the CCB Standards set out all rules and requirements governing the CCB Program including validation and verification against the CCB Standards, accreditation requirements for validation/verification bodies, communications related to the CCB Standards, including use of the CCB label, and project listing information.

Use: Available for reference until all updates included in the CCB Program Rules, v3.1, become effective. Not available for use after 31 December 2017.

CCB Program Definitions, v3.0

Issued: 21 June 2017

The CCB Program Definitions provide the definitions for terms used in the CCB Program documents.


Templates

All effective 01 January 2018, but may be used immediately.

All Versions

Validation Statement, v3.0

Issued: 21 June 2017

Validation statement template for projects pursuing certification under any version of the CCB Program.

Verification Statement, v3.0

Issued: 21 June 2017

Verification statement template for projects pursuing certification under any version of the CCB Program.

CCB Version 3

CCB Project Description, v3.0

Issued: 21 June 2017

Project description template for projects pursuing certification under the CCB Program independent of a recognized GHG program.

CCB & VCS Project Description Template, CCB v3.0, VCS v3.3

Issued: 21 June  2017

Project description template for projects using both the CCB and VCS Programs.

CCB Monitoring Report, v3.0

Issued: 21 June 2017

Monitoring report template for projects pursuing certification under the CCB Program, Version 3, independent of a recognized GHG program.

CCB & VCS Monitoring Report, CCB v3.0, VCS v3.4

Issued: 21 June 2017

Verification report template for projects using Version 3 of both the CCB and VCS Programs.

CCB Validation Report, v3.0

Issued: 21 June 2017

Validation report template for projects pursuing certification under the CCB Program, Version 3, independent of a recognized GHG program.

CCB & VCS Validation Report, CCB v3.0, VCS v3.4

Issued: 21 June 2017

Validation report template for project using Version 3 of both the CCB and VCS Programs.

CCB Verification Report, v3.0

Issued: 21 June 2017

Verification report template for projects pursuing certification under the CCB Program, Version 3, independent of a recognized GHG program.

CCB & VCS Verification Report, CCB v3.0, VCS v3.4

Issued: 21 June 2017

Verification report template for project using Version 3 of both the CCB and VCS Programs.

CCB Version 2

CCB Monitoring Report, v2.0

Issued: 21 June 2017

Monitoring report template for projects validated to the second edition of the Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standards and using the CCB Program independent of a recognized GHG program.

CCB & VCS Monitoring Report, CCB v2.0, VCS v3.4

Issued: 21 June 2017

Monitoring report template for projects validated to the second edition of the Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standards and using and VCS Program.

CCB Verification Report, v2.0

Issued: 21 June 2017

Verification report template for projects validated to the second edition of the Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standards and using the CCB Program independent of a recognized GHG program.

CCB & VCS Verification Report, CCB v2.0, VCS v3.4

Issued: 21 June 2017

Monitoring report template for projects validated to the second edition of the Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standards and using and VCS Program.

CCB Version 1

CCB Monitoring Report, v1.0

Issued: 21 June 2017

Monitoring report template for projects validated to the first edition of the Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standards and using the CCB Program independent of a recognized GHG program.

CCB & VCS Monitoring Report, CCB v1.0, VCS v3.4

Issued: 21 June 2017

Monitoring report template for projects validated to the first edition of the Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standards and using and VCS Program.

CCB Verification Report, v1.0

Issued: 21 June 2017

Verification report template for projects validated to the first edition of the Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standards and using the CCB Program independent of a recognized GHG program.

CCB & VCS Verification Report, CCB v1.0, VCS v3.4

Issued: 21 June 2017

Monitoring report template for projects validated to the first edition of the Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standards and using and VCS Program.


Inactive Documents

Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standards, v3.0

Issued: December 2013

The CCB Standards set out all specific requirements for developing and monitoring projects that aim to deliver net benefits to climate, community and biodiversity.

Use: No longer available for use for any project.

Translations

Español – CCB Estándares v3.0

Français – CCB Normes v3.0

Português – CCB Padrões v3.0

Rules for the Use of the Climate, Community & Biodiversity
Standards v2.0

Issued: 21 June 2010

The CCB Program Rules sets out all rules and requirements governing the CCB Program including validation and verification against the CCB Standards, accreditation requirements for validation/verification bodies, communications related to the CCB Standards, including use of the CCB label, and project listing information

Use: No longer available for use for any project.

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