On Hold

Development ID#


Sectoral Scope

14. Agriculture, Forestry, Land Use


On Hold 19 February 2024

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 was submitted by Albo Climate and is currently on hold, as per Section 2.1.5 of the VCS Methodology Development and Review Process, 4.3 (PDF). Verra plans to resume developing this tool in late Q2 2024 as a Verra-led process.

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.

Please note: Verra does not guarantee this proposal proceeds to the next stage, its full development, or final approval.