14. Agriculture, Forestry, Land Use
The proposed methodology outlines procedures to quantify net greenhouse gas emission reductions and removals resulting from project activities implemented to conserve and restore blue carbon ecosystems, including tidal wetlands. Such activities include creating and/or managing the conditions required for healthy, sustainable wetland ecosystems.
Projects applying this methodology are expected to generate greenhouse gas emission reductions and removals primarily by increasing both biomass and autochthonous soil organic carbon. The proposed methodology is globally applicable.
SUMMARY OF DEVELOPMENT
Verra is leading the development process for this methodology and has hired Silvestrum Climate Associates (opens on external site) as the developer (see Section 2.1.1 of the VCS Methodology Development and Review Process, 4.3 (PDF). The draft methodology 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 email@example.com. Please include the Methodology Development ID #M0167 in the subject line.