Supporting land use projects in addressing climate change, Effective local communities and smallholders, and conserving biodiversity. GCCF Nigeria team doing that standard .
The Climate, Community & Biodiversity (CCB) Standards identify projects that simultaneously address climate change, support local communities and smallholders, and conserve biodiversity.
Sustainable development in all parts of the world involves land management. When carefully designed, land management projects can supportive livelihoods, create employment, protection of traditional cultures and endangered species, help secure tenure to lands and resources , increase the resiliency of ecosystems and conserve to decrease climate change. The CCB Standards can be applied to any land management project, including projects under the VCS Program, to certify such climate, community, and biodiversity benefits.
The CCB Program promotes excellence and innovation from the earliest stages of project design and development through implementation. CCB Standards criteria ensure that projects:
- Identify all stakeholders and confirm their full and effective participation
- Recognize and respect customary and statutory rights
- Obtain free, prior and informed consent
- Assess and monitor direct and indirect costs, benefits and risks
- Identify and maintain high conservation values
- Demonstrate net positive climate, community and biodiversity benefits.