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1 Launch of CCB Standards Third Edition EST 12 th December 2013 Webinar

2 Webinar agenda Introduction to the CCB Standards and the revision process –Joanna Durbin, CCBA Overview of the Third Edition –Priti Narasimhan, CCBA Overview of the Rules for the Use of CCB Standards –Gareth Wishart, CCBA Reaction from users of the CCB Standards –Vasco van Roosmalen – Equipe de Conservação da Amazônia –Christian Dannecker – South Pole Group –Jeffrey Hayward – Rainforest Alliance Questions and discussion

3 The Climate, Community & Biodiversity Alliance Alliance Members

4 Identify and promote land management projects that deliver credible and significant climate, community and biodiversity benefits. Build support for government-led programs to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) that make a significant contribution to human rights, poverty alleviation and biodiversity conservation.

5 The most widely used multiple-benefit standard 78 projects validated and 15 verified to CCB Standards in 34 countries 16% of all credits traded in the voluntary carbon market in 2012 (although CCB only used for land-based) 78% of forest carbon credits using a multiple benefit standard used CCB Standards - Ecosystem Marketplace ‘State of Voluntary Carbon Market 2013’ and ‘State of Forest Carbon Market 2013’

6 CCB Standards system for quality assurance Publication of documents Public comments CCB Status CCB Label for credits issued from projects verified to CCB Standards No credits listed on CCB Standards alone Process for validation & verification 5 years maximum between audits Approved Auditors Criteria and indicators Optional Gold Level criteria Glossary – definition of terms CCB Standards Rules for Use CCBA website Registries

7 Process for CCB Standards revision Aug-Oct 2012: case studies of smallholder and community- led projects, interviews with offset buyers and investors, workshop in Addis Ababa Nov-Dec 2012: publish terms of reference for the revision and nominations for CCB Standards Committee Jan-Mar 2013: create CCB Standards Committee, prepare draft Third Edition, survey Standards users Mar-May 2013: first public comment period, respond to comments, prepare draft Rules Jul-Sep 2013: second public comment period for Standards and Rules Oct-Nov 2013: finalize Standards and Rules, respond to comments Dec 2013: launch CCB Standards Third Edition and Rules

8 Indigenous peoples & Community Organizations Kanyinke Sena (United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues) Juan Carlos Jintiach (COICA) Nigel Hughes (Green Light Trust) Ambrosius Ruwidrijanto (Telapak) Buyers, Investors & Private sector Johannes Ebeling (BioCarbon Macquarie Global Investments) Brian McFarland (Carbonfund.org) David Lloyd (Carbon neutral company) Helen Crowley (PPR/Kering) Edit Kiss (Eneco) Quality Assurers Yaw Kwakye (Forestry Commission Ghana) Felix Ya Mbumba (Ministry of Environment CNT, DRC) Jane Dunlop (FFI) Charlie Parker (WWF) Sebastian Hetsch (TUV SUD Industrie Service GmbH) Christie Pollet-Young (SCS Global Services) Carolyn Ching (VCS) Project Proponents Jenny Henman (Plant your future) Jeremy Freund (Wildlife Works Carbon LLC) Christian Dannecker (South Pole Group) Sarah M. Walker (Winrock International) Rebecca Dickson (TerraCarbon LLC) Experts Henry Neufeldt (ICRAF) Pam Jagger (CIFOR) Bastiaan Louman (CATIE) Seth Shames (Ecoagriculture Partners) Implementing Agency Nicole Virgilio (The Nature Conservancy) Tom Evans (Wildlife Conservation Society) Jeff Hayward (Rainforest Alliance)

9 Overview of CCB Standards Third Edition Priti Narasimhan, CCBA

10 Structural changes Maintains original structure Reorganization of indicators/sub sections 20 criteria including 3 optional Gold Level criteria Net positive climate, community and biodiversity benefits Climate section waiver

11 Strategic changes Supports smallholder- and community-led projects –Community Gold level –Programmatic approach Strengthens Gold Levels Strengthens gender Clarifies stakeholder engagement –Full and effective participation –Feedback and Grievance Redress Procedure –Free, Prior and Informed Consent

12 Other Changes : Indicators and definitions Boundaries of the project: Project Area, Project Zone Communities and Community Groups Theory of change New indicators –Anti-discrimination –Anti-corruption –Use of fertilizers, chemical pesticides and biological control agents –Handling of waste from the project

13 Guidance Document Primarily for smallholder- and community-led projects Clarify concepts and requirements in Third Edition To be completed by March 31 st 2014 Issues Description of project Underlying fundamentals Without-project Scenario and additionality Programmatic approach Positive climate, community and biodiversity benefits Gold level in climate, community and biodiversity sections High conservation values Stakeholder engagement & FPIC Risk management and transparency Description of project Underlying fundamentals Without-project Scenario and additionality Programmatic approach Positive climate, community and biodiversity benefits Gold level in climate, community and biodiversity sections High conservation values Stakeholder engagement & FPIC Risk management and transparency

14 Overview of new Rules for the Use of CCB Standards (December 2013) Gareth Wishart, CCBA

15 Changes to Rules for the Use of CCB Standards Climate section waiver and requirements for Recognized GHG programs Pipeline information Cover page requirement Project Implementation Report information Gap validation Comments received outside public comment period Composition of audit team CCB Label Identify which Gold Level criteria are achieved

16 Transition to CCB Standards Third Edition Third Edition may be used immediately from 12 th December 2013 Shall be used after 1 st July 2014 Second Edition may be used for projects for which CCB Standards public comment period for validation is initiated on or before 30 th June 2014

17 Lessons from an Indigenous REDD+ project: The Surui Forest Carbon Project in the Brazilian Amazon. Vasco M. van Roosmalen Equipe de Conservação da Amazônia - ECAM

18 Christian Dannecker Director Forestry South Pole Group

19 Jeff Hayward Director, Climate Program Rainforest Alliance An Auditor Perspective

20 Questions and discussion CCB Standards Third Edition and Rules are available for download at


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