14. Agriculture, Forestry, Land Use

Methodology for Coastal Wetland Creation, v1.0

This methodology quantifies the greenhouse gas benefits of wetland creation activities. The scope of this methodology includes two primary project activities – substrate establishment and vegetation establishment – typically implemented in combination in order to create new wetlands (ie, to restore wetlands that have degraded to open water). The methodology also allows for implementation of either project activity individually.

This methodology was open for public comment from 3 December 2012 until 2 January 2013. Public comments are closed.

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Second Assessor
SCS Global Services
Approval Date
Thu, 01/30/2014

Avoided Planned Conversion of Grasslands and Shrublands to Crop Production

Grassland and shrubland soils are significant reservoirs of organic carbon. When left uncultivated, these soils can continue to store carbon belowground, while supporting greater plant biomass and avoiding several crop production practices such as fertilizer application.

This methodology was open for public comment from 3 October 2012 until 1 November 2012. Public comments are closed.

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First Assessor
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Second Assessor
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Tool for Calculating LULC Transitions and Deforestation Rates Using Incomplete Remote Sensing Images, v1.0

REDD

This tool calculates historical deforestation rates using incomplete remote sensing imagery when complete scenes are not available. A remote sensing image may be incomplete due to (a) atmospheric conditions such as cloud and shadow cover, dust or smoke and/or (b) sensor-related errors such as anomalous speckles, data saturation, spatial offsets or missing data. This tool is intended to be used in regions where limited archival imagery exists such as regions that have persistent cloud cover or where accessing existing complete archival imagery is prohibitive.

This methodology was open for public comment from 6 March 2012 until 4 April 2012. Public comments are closed.

First Assessor
SCS Global Services
Approval Date
Mon, 01/11/2016

Methodology for Rewetting Drained Temperate Peatlands

This methodology outlines procedures to estimate the reduction of net greenhouse gas emissions resulting from project activities implemented to rewet drained peatlands in temperate climatic regions. It allows for the estimation of GHG emissions from drained and rewetted peatlands and also accounts for changes in carbon stocks in selected non-peat carbon pools.

This methodology was open for public comment from 13 December 2011 until 12 January 2012. Public comments are closed.

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First Assessor
SCS Global Services
Approval Date
Mon, 07/17/2017

Methodology for Rewetting Drained Tropical Peatlands, v1.0

WRC-RWE

This methodology applies to project activities in which drained tropical peatlands are rewet through the construction of permanent and/or temporary structures (eg, dams) which hold back water in drainage waterways. As such, this methodology is categorized as a Restoring Wetland Ecosystems (RWE) methodology.

This methodology was open for public comment from 13 December 2011 until 12 January 2012. Public comments are closed.

First Assessor
SCS Global Services
Approval Date
Thu, 07/10/2014

British Columbia Forest Carbon Offset Methodology, v1.0

ARR, IFM, REDD

This protocol focuses on enhancing sequestration of carbon dioxide by forests, reducing carbon dioxide emissions from forests and forestry operations and maintaining or increasing stores of carbon in forest and wood product carbon pools. Depending on project-specific circumstances, comparatively small changes (either increases or decreases) in the emission of methane and nitrous oxide may also be realized by eligible projects. Real GHG emission reductions and removal enhancements and increased forest carbon sequestration and maintenance r

This methodology was open for public comment from 13 December 2011 until 12 January 2012. Public comments are closed.

First Assessor
SCS Global Services
Approval Date
Tue, 12/08/2015

Soil Carbon Quantification Methodology, v1.0

ALM

This modular methodology is designed to be applicable to ALM projects, including changes to agricultural practices, grassland and rangeland restorations, soil carbon protection and accrual benefits from reductions in erosion, grassland protection projects and treatments designed to improve diversity and productivity of grassland and savanna plant communities. The associated modules provide methods for quantifying and montioring changes in carbon accrual in, and emissions from, soils as well as from other GHG pools and sources that may be affected by AFOLU projects.

This methodology was open for public comment from 5 October 2011 until 3 November 2011. Public comments are closed.

Second Assessor
SCS Global Services
Approval Date
Fri, 11/16/2012

Methods to Determine the Net Change in Atmospheric GHG Resulting from Project Activities, v1.0

ALM

The module provides the methods required to summarize the estimated atmospheric GHG flux associated with the project area under either the baseline or project scenario for a given time period.

This methodology was open for public comment from 5 October 2011 until 3 November 2011. Visit the Methodology for Soil Carbon to view comments.

Second Assessor
SCS Global Services
Approval Date
Fri, 11/16/2012

Estimation of Emissions from Burning, v1.0

ALM

The module provides a suite of methods and approaches for projecting future conditions of carbon pools and emissions, as well as decision criteria for choosing the correct method for the variable (X) examined.

This methodology was open for public comment from 5 October 2011 until 3 November 2011. Visit the Methodology for Soil Carbon to view comments.

Second Assessor
SCS Global Services
Approval Date
Fri, 11/16/2012

Estimation of Emissions from Activity-Shifting Leakage, v1.0

ALM

The module provides two possible approaches to the estimation of the displacement of activities to areas outside of the project area, resulting in the emission of GHG’s from carbon pools.

This methodology was open for public comment from 5 October 2011 until 3 November 2011. Visit the Methodology for Soil Carbon to view comments.

Second Assessor
SCS Global Services
Approval Date
Fri, 11/16/2012

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