Certification of REDD, forestry and land-use carbon offset projects
TÜV SÜD offers the optimal approach for the certification of your project activity. Eligible forestry activities and requirements may vary between different schemes.
CDM and JI Projects (UN Kyoto Protocol)
- Auditing of afforestation and reforestation (AR) projects in developing countries according to the requirements of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).
- Forestry projects in industrialized countries as part of the Joint Implementation (JI) mechanism.
Voluntary Carbon Market
In the arena of Voluntary Carbon Standards our experts offer certification services in accordance with the following standards:
VCS – Verified Carbon Standard
VCS is applicable to a wide range of project activities, such as ARR, REDD, IFM, ALM and PRC. We also offer the assessment of new methodologies for VCS approval by our VCS accredited experts.
Verified Carbon Standard (VCS)
CCBA – Climate Community and Biodiversity Alliance
The CCBA provides standards for land-use-based climate projects, ensuring positive impacts on biodiversity and sustainable community development. As no credits are issued under the CCBA scheme, it is often used in combination with other standards.
Climate Community and Biodiversity Standard (CCBS)
Carbon Fix Standard
The Carbon Fix Standard focuses only on afforestation/reforestation projects, with a single defined methodology to quantify the carbon credits and defined criteria for environmental and social aspects of the project.