Draft Methodology

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Sectoral Scope

14. Agriculture, Forestry, Land Use

This methodology quantifies the GHG emission reductions and removals from activities that introduce sustainable adjustment of the density of grazing animals and the frequency of prescribed fires into uncultivated grassland landscapes. The proposed revision aims to expand the potential project activities to adjust intensity and/or frequency of biomass burning and introduces a dynamic baseline scenario. The revision also proposes to specify how biogeochemical models to estimate soil organic carbon stock changes are selected, calibrated, validated, and reassessed during the project lifetime. The methodology is globally applicable.

Summary of Development:

The methodology idea note was submitted by Soils for the Future, LLC (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# M0279 in the subject line.