Forest Carbon Validation & Verification

Thank you very much for considering the Rainforest Alliance Certification division as a validation or verification body for your forest carbon project. In 2017, we made the difficult decision to discontinue this service offering. We are no longer taking on new carbon projects.

During the ten years that we ran our successful forest carbon service, we conducted over 60 validations and 28 verifications covering more than 55 different carbon projects and 10.3 million acres (over 4.1 million hectares) of land in 24 countries—from Mexico, Guatemala, and Brazil to Mozambique, Kenya, and Indonesia. We are proud of our contributions to strengthening carbon markets and the benefits and impacts on forest communities involved in our projects.

We will officially close down our carbon service on November 30, 2017. The Rainforest Alliance continues to offer high-quality auditing for many certification and assurance services in forestry, agriculture, timber legality, and other sectors, and we hope you will contact us for any opportunities to partner with RA-Cert.

To access past reports for projects validated and/or verified by Rainforest Alliance, please visit the corresponding Greenhouse Gas Standard websites. For questions, reports, or inquiries about our past work please contact

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