Plan Vivo

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Plan Vivo provides an accessible certification scheme for smallholder- and community-based projects focused on sustainable land use, allowing them to be financed via payments for ecosystem services (PES) programmes.

The Plan Vivo Standard is a tried and tested certification framework for projects supporting the rural poor with natural resource management, using payments for ecosystem services. It includes requirements and processes to ensure Plan Vivo projects benefit livelihoods, ecosystems and provide ethical and fairly traded climate services.

The Plan Vivo Standard certifies the implementation of project activities that enhance ecosystem services and allow communities to formally recognise and quantify carbon sequestration, biodiversity or watershed protection.