NCCF gets Observer Status with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
NCCF, a Civil Society Organization (CSO), has been given Observer Status with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), at its 27th Conference of Parties (COP), held at Sharm-El-Sheikh, Egypt in November 2022, as communicated by the UNFCCC Secretariat on 6th February 2023.
NCCF sustainability standards are important tool and enabler of sustainability in forest management and in meeting our international commitments under the SDGs, Bonn Challenge, NDCs, UNFCCC, UNCBD, and UNCCD. NCCF is committed to fully comply with the policies and guidelines under the UNFCCC processes. NCCF’s Memorandum of Association mandates it to develop, operate, manage, and promote mechanisms, standards, procedures, and guidelines to combat climate change and its impacts thereof, and reduce net Greenhouse gas emissions while achieving sustainable development.
NCCF’s Carbon Registry-India (CR-I) is a major endeavour to provide for a carbon tracking platform for verified net Green House Gases emissions reductions and removals enhancement with Sustainable Development Contributions. It offers listing and tracking facilities for projects sequestering carbon and issuance of carbon credits. CR-I also facilitates micro-scale projects, and has the potential to provide a compatible platform for small landholder farmers to avail carbon credits and get linked to the carbon markets. The Registry will help in climate change mitigation and adaptation and aims to diligently follow up with India’s NDC commitments.