A new methodology to quantify and credit GHG emission reductions from projects that restore, conserve and improve management of grasslands and croplands has been approved under the VCS Program.

VM0021: Soil Carbon Quantification Methodology (developed by The Earth Partners) is the first VCS methodology to cover all eligible activities in the Agricultural Land Management (ALM) category.

VM0021 can apply to any project that improves soils in grasslands, rangelands and farmlands. Projects may implement a wide range of activities such as limiting erosion, changing grazing practices and implementing treatments designed to improve the diversity and productivity of plant communities.

Environmental Services, Inc and SCS Global Services assessed the methodology; all assessment reports and other documents are available on the VM0021 page of the VCS website.

VCS, The Earth Partners, Environmental Services and SCS Global Services will host a webinar on 18 December to introduce stakeholders to the methodology.

Register for the webinar

18 December 2012
11 a.m. (U.S. East Coast time)

Comments or questions may be sent to: secretariat@v-c-s.org