Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA)


Name of initiative Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance (Climate, Community, and Biodiversity Standard)
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
Website address
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Starting year 2003
End year
Secretariat Joanna Durbin

CCBA Director 2011 Crystal Drive, Suite 500 Arlington, VA 22202 USA Tel: +1 (703) 341 2461 Email:

Organisational structure
Geographical coverage Global, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and The Caribbean, Africa, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America
Name of lead organisation CCBA
Type of lead organisation Network/Consortium/Partnership
Location/Nationality of lead organisation United States of America


Description The CCBA is a unique partnership of leading international NGOs that was founded in 2003 with a mission to stimulate and promote land management activities that credibly mitigate global climate change, improve the well-being and reduce the poverty of local communities, and conserve biodiversity. The CCBA brings together diverse stakeholders through a transparent and inclusive participatory process to develop standards that stimulate, identify and promote high quality multiple-benefit land management activities. Last update September 2015.
Objectives The Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standards (CCB Standards) evaluate land management projects from the early stages of development through implementation. The CCB Standards foster the integration of best-practice and multiple-benefit approaches into project design and implementation. The CCB Standards: Identify projects that simultaneously address climate change, support local communities and smallholders, and conserve biodiversity; Promote excellence and innovation in project design and implementation; Mitigate risk for investors and offset buyers and increase funding opportunities for project developers
Activities As of October 2015 there are 140+ projects worldwide that are undergoing validation, or have had validation approved
One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Capacity building, Political dialogue
Activity of initiative Norms and standard setting, Training and education
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Participants Number Names
Members 94  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 5 CARE (Switzerland),  Conservation International (USA),  The Nature Conservancy (USA),  Rainforest Alliance (USA),  Wildlife Conservation Society (USA).
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 89
Supporting partners 8 The Blue Moon Fund (USA),  The Kraft Fund -administered by the NY Community Trust (USA),  BP (United Kingdom),  Hyundai (South Korea),  Intel (USA),  The Rockefeller Foundation (USA),  SC Johnson (USA),  Weyerhaeuser (USA).
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 14 June 2019 11:13:04

Not only have national states as participators