14. Agriculture, Forestry, Land Use
The proposed methodology applies to project activities that conserve and restore tropical peatlands. The methodology is applicable to tropical peatland systems across the globe. Once completed, the proposed methodology will replace the peat modules currently included under VM0007, REDD+ Methodology Framework (REDD+ MF).
Summary of Development
Verra is leading the development process for this methodology and has hired a consortium with members from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, the University of Lampung, and Winrock International as the developer, collectively referred to as TroPeat (see Section 2.1.1(2) of the VCS Methodology Development and Review Process, v4.3 [PDF]). The draft methodology is currently at “Step 2: Methodology Concept Note 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the Methodology Development ID# M0252 in the subject line.