The Standard Plan vivo held its annual meeting, with the participation of registered projects (such as Scolel´te), technicians, researchers, as well as buyers of the Standard, which was carried out at the Carbon Innovation Center of the University of Edinburgh, Scotland
The agenda for the meeting, took into consideration the various climate negotiations that are taking place worldwide, such as the Paris Agreement and the countries' compliance scenarios. An analysis of the lessons learned throughout the 20 years of experience of the Standard on the community-based approach to natural resources management and the various forms of incorporation that are presented in this new climate scenario were discussed.
Plan Vivo is recognized in the voluntary carbon market, as a quality standard in forest management and protection. It is focused on natural-based solutions that generate co-benefits to the participants and their environment. Some of the challenges it faces are the standardization of some methodologies and the adaptation to the various markets, which allow the expansion of sources of financing in other spaces, such as the CORSIA, Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation.
The solutions to the forest-based climate challenge have taken special relevance since the signing of the Acuerdo de París y Reto de Bonn (which aims to reforest 350 million hectares by 2030) and make the experience of standards relevant, such as Plan Vivo, which has 145,000 hectares managed in a REDD + type scheme, 8 million trees planted, 17,000 smallholders registered, 30 registered projects, 20 million dollars in payments for environmental services and 3.5 million certificates issued to various actors that have voluntarily offset their emissions worldwide.