Draft Methodology

Development ID#


Sectoral Scope

14. Agriculture, forestry, and other land use (AFOLU)


Under Development

VMD0055, v1.0 describes the procedures and methods for accounting for the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions from projects that aim to avoid unplanned deforestation. This module must be used with VM0048 Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation.

The proposed revision to VMD0055 will add forest management activities (e.g., projects that harvest trees to generate income, fiber, or fuel) in the project scenario, ensure full alignment of VMD0055 with VT0007 Unplanned Deforestation Allocation (UDef-A), v1.0 and the process for data allocation to projects, and clarify spatial resolution requirements and mapping terminology.

Summary of development

The revision will follow an alternative process, as per Section 2.1.2 of the VCS Methodology Development and Review Process, v4.4 (PDF). Verra is leading and authoring the revisions. The revision is currently at “Step 3: Draft Methodology Development” of the VCS Methodology Development and Review Process, v4.4 (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# M0298 in the subject line.