Methodologies - Forestry

VM0004 Methodology for Conservation Projects that Avoid Planned Land Use Conversion in Peat Swamp Forests, v1.0

Sectoral Scope
14. Agriculture, Forestry, Land Use

Status
Inactive
30 August 2012

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This methodology quantifies the GHG emission reductions and removals generated by preventing land-use change of tropical peat forests.  The methodology accounts for a reduction in GHG emissions by avoiding deforestation and peat drainage as well as an increase in carbon stock.

This methodology is applicable to undrained tropical peat forest in Southeast Asia.  In the absence of a project, the land would have been completely deforested by a corporate or government entity.


Inactive – Revision Pending

As of 30 September 2012, VM0004, v1.0 is no longer valid. Projects that have not completed validation by 30 September can no longer apply v1.0.

VM0004, v1.0 must be revised to conform with the Wetland Restoration and Conservation (WRC) rules within the VCS AFOLU Requirements.

Revisions may be approved via the methodology approval process.

Check this page regularly for status updates.

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