14. Agriculture, Forestry, Land Use

Methodology for Conversion of Low-productive Forest to High-productive Forest, v1.2

IFM-LtHF

This methodology quantifies the GHG emission reductions and removals generated by avoiding re-logging and/or the rehabilitation of previously logged forest. Rehabilitation is achieved by implementing silvicultural techniques to increase forest density, such as cutting climbers and vines, liberation thinning, or enrichment planting.

This methodology is applicable to logged or degraded natural evergreen tropical rainforest. 

This methodology was open for public comment from 16 November 2009 until 15 December 2009. Public comments are closed.

First Assessor
SCS Global Services
Approval Date
Tue, 11/23/2010

Adoption of Sustainable Agricultural Land Management, v1.0

ALM

The methodology quantifies the GHG emission reductions of sustainable land management practice activities that enhance aboveground, belowground and soil-based carbon stocks of agricultural areas. The methodology applies input parameters to analytic, peer-reviewed models to estimate the organic soil carbon density at equilibrium in each of the identified management practices in each land use category. 

This methodology was open for public comment from 16 October 2009 until 15 November 2009. Public comments are closed.

First Assessor
SCS Global Services
Approval Date
Wed, 12/21/2011

Methodology for Improved Forest Management through Extension of Rotation Age, v1.2

IFM-ERA

This methodology quantifies the GHG emission reductions and removals generated from improving forest management practices to increase the carbon stock on land by extending the rotation age of a forest or patch of forest before harvesting. By extending the age at which trees are cut, projects increase the average carbon stock on the land and remove more emissions from the atmosphere. 

This methodology is applicable to managed forests where clear cutting or patch cutting practices are implemented in the baseline.

This methodology was open for public comment from 16 October 2009 until 2 March 2012. Public comments are closed.

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First Assessor
SCS Global Services
Approval Date
Mon, 05/17/2010

Methodology for Calculating GHG Benefits from Preventing Planned Degradation, v1.0

IFM-LtPF

This methodology quantifies the GHG emission reductions generated from improving forest management and preventing the planned degradation of a forest by stopping selective logging.   This methodology accounts for a reduction in GHG emissions by stopping logging as well as an increase in carbon stock growth. 

This methodology is applicable to previously logged or intact tropical forests where selective logging would have occurred in the absence of carbon finance.

This methodology was open for public comment from 5 August 2009 until 4 September 2009. Public comments are closed.

Approval Date
Mon, 03/21/2011

Methodology for Avoided Unplanned Deforestation, v1.1

REDD - AUD

This methodology estimates greenhouse gas emissions from areas where unplanned deforestation is taking place and quantifies the emission reductions achieved by curbing deforestation. The methodology provides a comprehensive set of tools for analyzing both frontier and mosaic deforestation patterns to establish the baseline deforestation rate, monitor emission reductions and assess leakage.

Errata and Clarifications

This methodology was open for public comment from 14 July 2009 until 13 August 2009. Public comments are closed.

Approval Date
Tue, 07/12/2011

Methodology for Carbon Accounting for Mosaic and Landscape-scale REDD Projects, v2.2

REDD-AUDD

This methodology quantifies the GHG emission reductions and removals generated in mosaic and landscape scale REDD+ projects by allowing such project activities to be combined with improved forest management, afforestation, reforestation and re-vegetation activities, as well as clean cookstoves initiatives. This allows for a more holistic landscape approach to REDD+ activities that integrates efforts to protect forests with programs to improve the livelihoods of rural communities.

This methodology was open for public comment from 28 June 2009 until 28 July 2009. Public comments are closed.

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Approval Date
Fri, 01/24/2014

REDD+ Methodology Framework (REDD-MF), v1.5

REDD

This methodology provides a set of modules for various components of a methodology for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD). The modules, when used together, quantify GHG emission reductions and removals from avoiding unplanned and planned deforestation and forest degradation. This methodology is applicable to forest lands, forested wetlands and forested peatlands that would be deforested or degraded in the absence of the project activity.

This methodology was open for public comment from 18 May 2009 until 16 June 2009. Public comments are closed.

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Approval Date
Fri, 12/03/2010

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