14. Agriculture, Forestry, Land Use

REDD+ Methodology Framework (REDD+MF), v1.6

This methodology provides a set of modules for quantifying the emission reductions achieved by avoiding the degradation or conversion of various ecosystems. The methodology is applicable to forest lands, forested wetlands and forested peatlands. The methodology also includes a module for activities that include forest regeneration.

This methodology was open for public comment from 21 February 2017 until 23 March 2017. Public comments are closed.

Performance Method for Reduced Impact Logging in East and North Kalimantan v1.0

This module is used in conjunction with VCS methodology VM0035 Methodology for Improved Forest Management through Reduced Impact Logging to account for GHG emission reductions from the implementation of reduced impact logging practices in East and North Kalimantan, Indonesia.
All parameters set out in this module are subject to periodic re-assessment. They are valid for ten years following VCS approval of this module, after which they will be re-assessed and this module updated.
Approval Date
Thu, 04/28/2016

Methodology for Improved Forest Management through Reduced Impact Logging v1.0

This methodology is applicable to projects which implement reduced impact logging practices to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (RIL-C practices) in one or more of three GHG emission source categories: timber felling, skidding and hauling. 

Approval Date
Thu, 04/28/2016

Improved Forest Management in Boreal Production Forests

The methodology facilitates the quantification of the net greenhouse gas benefits of forest management activities including pre-commercial thinning and early fertilization which achieve carbon benefits in combination with increased tree growth.  The methodology is applicable to boreal forests with certifications for sustainable management practices (eg, FSC and PEFC certification) and quantifies emission reductions through carbon stock changes estimated using modeling. This methodology also uses an activity methodology  for the demonstration of additionality for projects based in Sweden.

This methodology was open for public comment from 21 August 2015 until 20 September 2015. Public comments are closed.

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Methodology for Implementation of REDD+ Activities in Landscapes Affected by Mosaic Deforestation and Degradation, v1.0

REDD - ARR

This methodology quantifies the GHG emission reductions and removals generated from both REDD and ARR activities. It addresses localized dirvers that lead to mosaic forest degradation and deforestation with a specific focus on India and the South Asian region. It also gives project developers different options to use data that is already available from sources such as nationally accepted forest maps, census and Forest Working Plans (WP) to lower costs of monitoring.  

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This methodology was open for public comment from 28 May 2015 until 27 June 2015. Public comments are closed.

Approval Date
Fri, 11/03/2017

AFOLU Project Market Leakage

The AFOLU Project Market Leakage Module can be used by any AFOLU project type to quantify a market leakage value that can be applied as a component of an applicable methodology. Market leakage associated with the production of agricultural, livestock and forest commodities linked to markets are assessed by the module.

This methodology was open for public comment from 29 May 2014 until 28 June 2014. Public comments are closed.

Tool for measuring aboveground live forest biomass using remote sensing, v1.0

The Tool for measuring aboveground live forest biomass using remote sensing provides a method for determining aboveground live forest biomass (ALFB) through a combination of remote sensing data and field measurements to provide accurate and cost effective estimation of ALFB across varied LULC classification types and broad spatial extents. This tool is intended for use with VCS AFOLU methodologies and projects on forest land.

Guidance on Use of VT0005

This methodology was open for public comment from 24 April 2014 until 24 May 2014. Public comments are closed.

Second Assessor
SCS Global Services
Approval Date
Fri, 03/06/2015

Methodology for Avoided Forest Degradation through Fire Management, v1.0

REDD - AUD

This methodology quantifies the greenhouse gas benefits from the implementation of preventative early burning activities in the miombo woodlands of the Eastern Miombo ecoregion of Africa, including regions of Tanzania, Mozambique and Malawi. Preventative early burning activities burn with lower intensity and remove fuel load from more intense late season fires. This process results in lower tree mortality and net biomass growth.

This methodology was open for public comment from 25 March 2014 until 24 April 2014. Public comments are closed.

First Assessor
SCS Global Services
Approval Date
Fri, 05/08/2015

Methodology for Tidal Wetland and Seagrass Restoration, v1.0

This methodology outlines procedures to quantify net greenhouse gas emission reductions and removals resulting from project activities implemented to restore tidal wetlands. Such activities include creating and/or managing the conditions required for healthy, sustainable wetland ecosystems.

Projects applying this methodology are expected to generate greenhouse gas emission reductions and removals primarily by increasing both biomass and autochthonous soil organic carbon. Projects applying this methodology may be developed anywhere in the world.

This methodology was open for public comment from 11 February 2014 until 13 March 2014. Public comments are closed.

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Approval Date
Fri, 11/20/2015

Methodology for Avoided Ecosystem Conversion, v3.0

This methodology pioneered by Wildlife Works provides a means to quantify net GHG emission reductions and removals from project activities that prevent conversion of forest to non-forest and of native grassland and shrubland to a non-native state. Version 3.0 differentiates between eight baseline types based on the type of ecosystem, the proximate agent of conversion, the drivers of conversion, whether the specific agent of conversion can be identified and the progression of conversion. A single project may include one or more baseline types.  

This methodology was open for public comment from 15 October 2013 until 14 November 2013. Public comments are closed.

Approval Date
Fri, 06/06/2014

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