Global Biodiversity Standard

The world’s only international certification that specifically recognises and promotes the protection, restoration, and enhancement of biodiversity. 

The Global Biodiversity Standard addresses the challenge of tree planting programmes, some of which are inadvertently causing harm to our world’s ecosystems.

It provides assurance that tree planting, habitat restoration and agroforestry practices are protecting, restoring, and enhancing biodiversity.

The Standard applies the tried and tested expertise of the global botanical community, with the knowledge of local communities, to tree planting and restoration sites across the world.

The Public Consultation

The Global Biodiversity Standard (GBS) consortium of partners launched a public consultation in late 2023. This important new initiative aims to drive improved outcomes for biodiversity, ecosystems and the communities that rely on them in support of the goals of the Global Biodiversity Framework. All visitors to this website and all members of TGBS partner organisations, as well as potential users of  TGBS and other stakeholders were invited to participate. 

The consultation marked an important step in the development of TGBS and was conducted ahead of a public announcement at COP28 to herald the publication of TGBS technical specifications. COP28 took place in the UAE from 30 November 2023. The consultation consisted of 10 questions, each of which was answered using a sliding scale from 0 to 10. It only took a few minutes to complete. 

We are now delighted to share the feedback and insights gathered from the Public Consultation. Read a summary here. 

Learn more about the Standard

The Global Biodiversity Standard: A new benchmark for nature positive solutions.

Driving improved outcomes for biodiversity, ecosystems and communities that rely on them in support of the goals of the Global Biodiversity Framework. 

View the presentation here: GBS Survey – background information – updated

Take the survey now

Thank you for your interest, the Public Consultation period is now over and the survey has been closed. 

We received 167 responses, thank you to all who took the time to participate in this important step in the Global Biodiversity Standard initiative.