Sectoral Scope

14. Agriculture, Forestry, Land Use


Inactive 11 September 2023

Verra has inactivated this methodology in accordance with Section 5 of the VCS Methodology Development and Review Process v4.3 (PDF), given that no projects using the methodology have been registered within five years of the last update or review. See the announcement, Verra Conducts Quality Review of VCS Methodologies, Inactivates 10 with Low or No Use, for more details. The grace period for listed projects to complete validation is six months in accordance with Section 3.21.3 of the VCS Standard v4.5 (PDF).

This methodology quantifies the greenhouse gas benefits of wetland creation activities. The scope of this methodology includes two primary project activities – substrate establishment and vegetation establishment – typically implemented in combination in order to create new wetlands (ie, to restore wetlands that have degraded to open water). The methodology also allows for implementation of either project activity individually.

The methodology also addresses the potential for the establishment of woody vegetation. As such, this methodology is categorized as a Restoring Wetland Ecosystems (RWE) + Afforestation, Reforestation and Revegetation (ARR) methodology.

The methodology assesses additionality using an activity method.

Development History

VM0024 Methodology for Coastal Wetland Creation, v1.0
Status: Active from 30 January 2014 to 11 September 2023
Grace period: The grace period for listed projects to complete validation is six months from the date of inactivation.
Developer: Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority
Dates of Public Consultation: 3 December 2012 to 2 January 2013
Summary of Public Consultation: N/A
VVB Assessment Report: VM0024, v1.0 First Assessment Report (PDF), VM0024, v1.0 Second Assessment Report (PDF)