A land-based carbon sequestration project to mitigate climate change, create employment opportunities for community and first nations residents, and develop forest ecosystems that will enhance adaptability of the local community and ecosystems to climate change. The Climate, Community, and Biodiversity (CCB) Project Design Standards (CCB Alliance 2008, second edition) provides a framework for designing, implementing, and evaluating the success of this project. The Project Design Documents and Validation documents outline and carefully evaluate the project area and project zone, and the design parameters confirm that the project meets or exceeds the minimum requirements for:

  • Additionality: The project would not have been completed during the course of normal business in the region and not without carbon financing
  • Permanence: The project will be maintained for 100 years and plantation success will be monitored to optimize growth and survival, and mitigate potential impacts.
  • Verifiability: The project design qualifies for third-party validation and verification. This is based on prior certification of the Gordon Cosens Forest for public use; this forest is the location of the project area

This project represents the first in Canada to be validated and verified under the CCBA standard.

Project Type

Verified Emissions Reductions are achieved from each project through verification and validation that is specific to each project that mitigates climate change.



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This is the year in which the emissions reductions took place for a specific project. The quantity of carbon that has been offset are validated and verified by accredited GHG auditors.

Ex Ante, Duration: 75 years


May 2010