Methodology Idea Note

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Sectoral Scope

14. Agriculture, Forestry, Land Use

VM0047, v1.0 currently applies to afforestation, reforestation and revegetation project activities, resulting in removals of GHG from the atmosphere, and is applicable to all afforestation, reforestation, and revegetation activities that do not take place on organic soils or wetlands and result in an intentional manipulation of the water table, or that do not take place in tidal wetlands.

The proposed revision to VM0047 aims to expand applicability by broadening the project boundary to account for emission sources from drained organic soil.

Summary of Development

The methodology idea note was submitted by Arbonics (opens on external site) and is currently at “Step 1: Methodology Idea Note Submission” of the VCS Methodology Development and Review Process, v4.3 (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# M0239 in the subject line.