Draft Methodology

Development ID#


Sectoral Scope

14. Agriculture, Forestry, Land Use


Under Development

VT0005 v1.0 is a tool for determining aboveground live forest biomass (ALFB) through a combination of remote sensing data and field measurements to provide an accurate and cost-effective estimation of ALFB across varied land use and land cover (LULC) classification types and broad spatial extents. This tool uses remote sensing and data from field plots to estimate ALFB. It is intended for use with approved VCS AFOLU methodologies and projects where an estimation of ALFB is required.

The proposed revision enables the use of advances in modeling and algorithms and regional proxy biomass datasets to reduce sampling costs and increase the accuracy of ALFB estimation with VT0005.


The proposed tool is being developed by Albo Climate 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# CN0133 in the subject line.