Under Development

Sectoral Scope

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

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Open for Public Consultation

VM0047, v1.0 quantifies carbon removals from activities that increase the density of trees or other types of woody vegetation. It provides two approaches for quantifying carbon removals from afforestation, reforestation, and revegetation (ARR) activities.

The proposed minor revision to VM0047 includes:

  • updated references and numbering,
  • clarification of applicability to enhanced carbon stocks activities in existing forests,
  • clarification of the census-based method, and the specific use of physical marker (GPS point) and,
  • clarification on how to account for clearing of degraded ecosystem for site preparation.

Summary of development

Verra is leading the development of this minor revision and is currently at “Step 4: Public Stakeholder Consultation” of the VCS Methodology Development and Review Process, v4.4 (PDF).

The consultation for this methodology revision is open from May 23, 2024, to June 24, 2024. Stakeholders are encouraged to submit feedback using the M0273 Comment Template (xlsx) to