14. Agriculture, Forestry, Land Use
This methodology applies to project activities that reduce net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in managed forests for a specified time through harvest deferrals to extend cutting cycles. Projects using the methodology are considered under the improved forest management (IFM) subclass of extended rotation age (ERA) projects. The methodology is applicable to projects in all types of forests, including plantation forests.
Currently the methodology specifies a process for establishing a dynamic performance benchmark applicable in the United States, but it is applicable in any location where appropriate data sources and quantification techniques are available. The methodology relies on a performance method for demonstrating additionality and selecting the crediting baseline.
Note: The developer has responded to the comments received during public consultation, but the methodology will not be updated or assessed by a VVB due to Verra’s decision not to move forward with tonne-year accounting at this time.
This methodology was open for public comment from 23 March 2022 until 22 April 2022. Public comments are closed.