CarbonFix Standard

CarbonFix Standard
Focus The CarbonFix Standard promotes climate forestation projects.

The CarbonFix Standard (CFS) is an initiative supported by over 60 organisations promotes the development of climate forestation projects to sequester carbon from the atmosphere. The CarbonFix Standard is administered by CarbonFix, a non-profit association based in Germany.

The CarbonFix Standard has been favourably assessed in 2008, by the University of Canterbury, New Zealand and in 2009 by the Imperial College of London. CarbonPositive (2009) placed the CarbonFix Standard between the Voluntary Carbon Standard and the CCB Standard, "aiming for a best of both worlds approach".


The association CarbonFix was founded in 1999. In 2007, the association developed the first version of the CarbonFix Standard, which was presented at the World Climate Conference in Bali, in December 2007. Since then, the standard has been revised several times.


The Terms section defines the technical wording used in the CarbonFix Standard.

The Criteria and Methodology section lists the criteria a project has to meet to become certified. Tree planting activities must take place on land which contained no forest before. Only projects which require the additional financial means from the sale of CO2 credits will be certified. There must be Sustainable Forest Management. CO2-Fixation is verified using methodology based on the rules of the United Nations Climate Secretariat.

The Procedures of the CarbonFix Standard describes how to prepare project information and request certification, how to sell CO2-certificates, what fees CarbonFix charges and how CO2-certificates are placed into a carbon registry.

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