Three editions of the CCB Standards have been published to date. The first and second editions are currently in use only for projects that were validated to those editions. For details of the development of the second and third editions of the CCB Standards, see the history of the CCB Standards.
From time to time, all CCB Program documents will be replaced by new versions from time to time and the old version will be archived on this page.
In use for: projects validated to the Second Edition
No longer in use for: any project not validated to the Second Edition
Issued: December 2008
In use for: projects validated to the First Edition
No longer in use for: any project not validated to the First Edition
Issued: May 2005
No longer in use: Rules for the Use of the Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standards, v1.0
Issued: 21 June 2010
Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standards
Supporting land use projects in addressing climate change, supporting local communities and smallholders and conserving biodiversity
Verified Carbon Standard
The VCS Program is the world’s leading voluntary program for the certification of GHG emission reduction projects