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Avoided Planned Conversion of Grasslands and Shrublands to Crop Production

Sectoral Scope
14. Agriculture, Forestry, Land Use

Status
Under Development (Inactive)

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Grassland and shrubland soils are significant reservoirs of organic carbon. When left uncultivated, these soils can continue to store carbon belowground, while supporting greater plant biomass and avoiding several crop production practices such as fertilizer application.

This methodology estimates avoided GHG emissions from preventing conversion of grasslands and shrublands to commodity crop production. The methodology accounts for baseline scenarios where the conversion agent is both identified and unidentified. The methodology accounts for GHG emissions associated with livestock production in the project scenario and market leakage due to the removal of project lands from the supply of potential cropland.

First Assessor
SCS Global Services

Methodologies

Energy
Industrial processing
Construction
Transport
Waste
Mining
Agriculture
Forestry
Grasslands
Wetlands
Livestock & manure
Non-VCS methodologies