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    New Project: Loru Forest Project has been verified and has issued its first Plan Vivo Certificates >

Our Impact in Numbers

The Plan Vivo Foundation is an international Edinburgh-based charity which has created a set of requirements for smallholders and communities wishing to manage their land and natural resources more sustainably.


tCO2 emissions reductions


participating smallholders


ha of land under management

Read more about how Plan Vivo Projects contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.


We're looking for a new Chairperson!

Jun, 28 2017

The Plan Vivo Foundation is seeking a highly motivated individual with a keen interest in the nexus of climate change, natural resource management and...

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Revised Fee Structure: Important Changes

Mar, 29 2017

We’re making some changes to the fees charged by the Plan Vivo Foundation (PVF) for core services. These changes will apply from 1st May ...

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About Us

The Plan Vivo Standard certifies the implementation of project activities that enhance ecosystem services and allow communities to formally recognise and quantify carbon sequestration, biodiversity or watershed protection.