Methodologies - Forestry

VM0006 Methodology for Carbon Accounting for Mosaic and Landscape-scale REDD Projects, v2.2

Sectoral Scope
14. Agriculture, Forestry, Land Use

Status
Approved
17 March 2017

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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 is applicable to forest that would be deforested in the absence of the project activity.  Deforestation and degradation in the baseline would be caused by 1) conversion of forest to crop-land or grazing land for small-scale farming, 2) conversion of forest land to settlements, 3) logging of timber for commercial sale, 4) logging of timber for local and domestic use, 5) fuel-wood collection of charcoal production or 6) forest fires.

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