Each project’s Project Design Document (or “PDD”) can be downloaded from its respective detail page on COTAP.The Plan Vivo Foundation is a charity based in Edinburgh, Scotland which oversees the Plan Vivo Standard.This is not a topic that we talk much about, but it is important, because of Rule 1, the Cardinal Rule of Dating in the Nonprofit Sector: Do not date other people from the nonprofit sector*.
But more importantly, our work depends on the rest of society understanding and appreciating the role that nonprofit plays, so we have to marry outward.
It’s not gold digging, it’s thinking of the children.
Rule 2: No matter how radiant they are, never ask a program officer out who may fund your org.
Sure, you may have kickass pickup lines like, “Does RFP stand for ‘Really Fine Person?
The VCS infrastructure includes a Project Database that provides public access to information on validated projects and Verified Carbon Units (VCUs) and three approved VCS registries: Markit, Caisse des Dépôts and NYSE Blue.
Established in 2005, The Climate, Community & Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA) Standard was founded by member organizations CARE International, Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy, The Rainforest Alliance, and the Wildlife Conservation Society.
COTAP requires that all of its projects be approved by one or more of the well-established, third-party carbon standards listed below.
Because part of COTAP’s purpose is to be an early-stage funding source, we also consider projects which are in pursuit of, but not yet approved by, such standards.
In June 2011, Plan Vivo issued its one millionth Plan Vivo certificate, representing over 1 million tonnes of certified carbon dioxide sequestration.
Now part of the Gold Standard, Carbon Fix is a German non-profit founded in 1999 to follow the UN climate process and promote the potential of climate forestation projects.
With roots stretching back to a research project in Chiapas, Mexico in 1994, Plan Vivo is the longest-standing and most established forestry carbon accounting standard in the world.