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In this section you will find all current versions of the NFS documentation available for download.   The Standard documentation will be updated from time to time, so please ensure that you refer to the most recent document versions where applicable.

Standard Documents
NFS Requirements V1.2:

DownloadsV1.2 English Version

NFS Requerimentos V1.2:

Downloads V1.2 Versão em Português

The Standard document sets out all the normative requirements for projects working in alignment with the Natural Forest Standard and for the validation, monitoring and verification of projects.

Current Version: V1.2 Published: 24th March 2014

NFS Guidance V1.3.1:

Downloads V1.3.1 English Version

Diretrizes para o NFS Requerimentos do Padrao V1.3:

Downloads V1.3 Versão em Português

The Guidance document is available to assist project developers in meeting the requirements of the Natural Forest Standard and for validators and verifiers to assess the conformity of projects to the standard.

Current Version: V1.3.1 Published: 31st July 2015

NFS Glossary of Terms V1.2:

Downloads V1.2 English Version

NFS Glossario de Termos V1.2

Downloads V1.2 Versão em Português

The Glossary of Terms document provides the definitions, terms and acronyms which are contained in the NFS documentation, including the Standard Requirements, Guidance, Templates.

Current Version: V1.2 Published: 30th March 2014

NFS Guidance for Annual Reporting V1.0:

Downloads V1.0 English Version

NFS Diretrizes para Relatorios Anuais V1.0:

Downloads V1.0 Versão em Português

This Guidance document is available to help project developers understand the requirements and expectations of the NFS in relation to annual reporting.

Current Version: V1.0 Published: 27th March 2014

NFS Guidance for Periodic Verification V1.1:

Downloads NFS Guidance for Periodic Verification V1.1

NFS Diretrizes para Verificacao Periodica

DownloadsV1.0 Versão em Português

This Guidance document is available to help project developers and verifiers understand the expectations and requirements of the NFS in relation to periodic verification of carbon assertions for active NFS projects.

Current Version: V1.1 Published: 31st July 2015

Methodology
NFS Approved Methodology NFS AM001.1b:

DownloadsNFS AM001.1b English Version

NFS Metodologia Aprovada NFS AM001.1b:

Downloads NFS AM001.1b Versão em Português

This Risk Based Methodology for Quantifying Natural Capital Credits Issued to Projects Operating under the Natural Forest Standard, with application in Amazonia, approved by the NFS, can be used to quantify the number of Natural Capital Credits (NCCs) issued to a project. The methodology applies a risk approach to baseline quantification. This version of the methodology includes minor typing amendments.

Current Version: AM001.1b Published: 19th June 2014

Risk Buffer Policy Documents
DownloadsNFS Risk Buffer Policy V1.0 This Policy document sets out the NFS Risk Buffer Reserve mechanism that is applied by the NFS across all NFS projects.

Current Version: V1.0 Published: 21st November 2013

Template Downloads

Downloads Project Idea Note V1.1 PDF Document

Downloads Project Idea Note V1.1 Word Document

A PIN is a short document that provides a brief summary of the intended project and identifies and determines the main features and objectives of the project, the parties involved and the proposed project activities.

Current Version: V1.1 Published: 30th April 2013

Downloads PDD Template V1.1 PDF Document

Downloads PDD Template V1.1 Word Document

A PDD is the document that must be compiled by the project developer and comprises all relevant information for how the project conforms to the Natural Forest Standard. It is an amalgamation of all evidential and supporting documentation.

Current Version: V1.1 Published: 30th April 2013

Downloads Annual Report Template V1.1 PDF Document

Downloads Annual Report Template V1.1 Word Document

Annual Reports must be completed by all active projects registered with the NFS. The Annual Report gives a description of project progress and developments, monitoring activities, resources deployed into the project and number of credits issued and sold.

Current Version: V1.1 Published: 20th March 2014

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