CarbonFix Standard

The CarbonFix Standard (CFS) was an initiative to certify climate forestation projects to sequester carbon from the atmosphere. The CarbonFix Standard was administered by CarbonFix, a non-profit association based in Germany. In 2012, it was acquired by and integrated into the Gold Standard.[1]


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.[2]

The standard contained criteria a forestation project had to meet in order to be certified. Sustainable Forest Management was required.[3]

See also


  1. Peters-Stanley, Molly (2012-09-18). "Gold Standard Acquires CarbonFix In Bid To Reshape Forest Carbon Landscape". Ecosystem Marketplace. Archived from the original on 2015-09-22. Retrieved 2021-04-28.
  2. "CarbonFix Standard: Criteria and Methodology" (PDF). 2009. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2021-04-28.
  3. Merger, Eduard; Dutschke, Michael; Verchot, Louis (June 2011). "Options for REDD+ Voluntary Certification to Ensure Net GHG Benefits, Poverty Alleviation, Sustainable Management of Forests and Biodiversity Conservation". Forests. 2 (2): 550–577. doi:10.3390/f2020550.

Further reading

  • Lopes, P. (2009), Review of Forest Carbon Standards (2009) - Development of a tool for organisations to identify the most appropriate forest carbon credit, Imperial College London, Centre for Environmental Policy.
  • Merger, E. (2008), A Comparison of leading Standards in the Voluntary Carbon Market and The State of Climate Forestation Projects, CarbonPositive.
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