Sectoral Scope

14. Agriculture, Forestry, Land Use


Approved 08 September 2020

Second AssessorRainforest Alliance

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, forested peatlands and tidal wetlands that would be deforested or degraded in the absence of the project activity. The methodology includes a module for activities to reduce emissions from forest degradation caused by extraction of wood for fuel. No modules are included for activities to reduce emissions from forest degradation caused by illegal harvesting of trees for timber; such a module may be included in the future. The methodology also includes a module for activities that include forest regeneration and specific modules for project activities located on peatlands and tidal wetlands.


The following resources should not be confused with VCS requirements, which must be followed in detail.



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