Methodology Idea Note

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Sectoral Scope

14. Agriculture, Forestry, Land Use

VM0045 is applicable to a wide range of improved forest management (IFM) practices and uses a dynamic performance benchmark for additionality and the crediting baseline created from national forest inventories.

The proposed revision introduces a new appendix and expands the geographic scope of the methodology to include Fennoscandian national forest inventories in Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Further, the proposed revision corrects technical errors in Appendix 1.

Summary of Development

The methodology idea note was submitted by Foster Forestry and Environmental Consulting (external) and is currently at “Step 1: Methodology Idea Note Submission” 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# M0236 in the subject line.