Draft Methodology

Development ID#


Sectoral Scope

14. Agriculture, Forestry, Land Use


Under Development

The proposed methodology applies to project activities in Europe that rewet previously drained carbon-rich soils, including peatlands. Draining of peat and carbon-rich soils results in the release of GHG emissions into the atmosphere. GHG emission reductions and removals are achieved by restoring original water levels on agricultural land, non-agricultural land and/or forests.


The proposed methodology is being developed by Ørsted A/S (opens on external site), and is currently at “Step 3: Draft Methodology Development” of the VCS Methodology Development and Review Process, 4.3 (PDF).

Stakeholders interested in collaborating during methodology development or developing projects that this methodology might enable are encouraged to contact Please include the Methodology Development ID# CN0113 in the subject line.