Rejected 03 October 2023

Sectoral Scope

14. Agriculture, Forestry, Land Use

Development ID#



Methodology Idea Note

The proposed methodology applies to projects that adjust the structure of bamboo forests. It covers improvement and optimization methods related to the density, age composition, site fertility, and productivity of the forest. There are various techniques for adjusting the forest’s structure, such as applying optimal fertilizer, adjusting the harvest-retain ratio, removing suitable bushes and grass, and loosening the soil. This methodology can be applied in pantropical regions where bamboo grows naturally, as well as non-native areas that have been artificially modified to support its growth. This includes countries and territories in South, Southeast and East Asia, Africa, South America, and other regions.


The methodology idea note was rejected by Verra, as per Section 3.1.7(3) of the VCS Methodology Development and Review Process, v4.3 (PDF). The decision was based on the proposal’s limited applicability, low climate change mitigation potential compared to other proposals, overlap with existing ARR and IFM methodologies, and potential issues with the additionality of the proposed activities.