Climate Resources

Training Materials

In collaboration with the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA), the Rainforest Alliance developed the following training modules to assist carbon project developers and project proponents in interpreting and implementing the criteria of the Climate, Community & Biodiversity (CCB) Standards. These materials can be used in a workshop setting or for individual self-guided use, and they provide both an introduction to the CCB Standards Second Edition and in-depth guidance on each of the major sections of the standard—climate, community and biodiversity. They are designed to highlight commonalities among these sections, as well as to drill down and address obstacles that a project may face in meeting specific criteria.

For questions about developing, validating and/or verifying a forest carbon project, please contact our climate team at climate@ra.org.

Module 1: CCB Standards Training Introduction: [PPTX, 3.5MB] [PDF, 2.58MB]
En español: [PPTX, 3.36MB] [PDF, 4.38MB]
An overview of the CCBA and CCB standards; a basic review of the validation and verification process; and guidance on how to best navigate Modules 2-5.

Module 2: CCB Standards General Criteria: [PPTX, 6.64MB] [PDF, 3.47MB]
En español: [PPTX, 6.61MB] [PDF, 5.97MB]
An introduction to the requirements of the General Criteria of the CCB Standards, which includes criteria regarding baseline projections; project design and goals; and management capacity and best practices. This module provides an in-depth look at some of these key criteria and promotes analysis through detailed case studies.

Module 3: CCB Standards Climate Criteria: [PPTX, 15.2MB] [PDF, 6.75MB]
En español: [PPTX, 15.1MB] [PDF, 4.57MB]
An introduction to the CCB Standards’ climate impact requirements; an overview of techniques and tools for implementing climate impact assessments; and a review of the four key stages to climate impact assessment for project development.

Module 4: CCB Standards Community Criteria: [PPTX, 19.5MB] [PDF, 5.45MB]
En español: [PPTX, 13.5MB] [PDF, 5.95MB]
An introduction to the CCB Standards’ social impact requirements; an overview of techniques and tools for implementing social impact assessments; and a review of the four key stages of community impact assessment and monitoring in the CCB Standards.

Module 5: CCB Standards Biodiversity Criteria: [PPTX, 2.21MB] [PDF, 4.01MB]
En español: [PPTX, 2.18MB] [PDF, 4.09MB]
An introduction to the CCB Standards’ biodiversity impact requirements; an overview of techniques and tools for implementing a biodiversity impact assessment; and review of the four key stages of biodiversity impact assessment and monitoring in the CCB Standards.

Please note that these materials are most complete in the PowerPoint file format because there are guidance notes and interactive slides that cannot be captured in a PDF file.

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