Verra is inviting proposals from validation/verification bodies (VVBs) to assess the Methodology for Improved Forest Management through Targeted, Short-Term Harvest Deferral.

This methodology for extended rotation age (ERA) projects uses an innovative tonne-year accounting approach to permanence that results in credits issued for a specific time period during which CO2 stays out of the atmosphere. Small landowners in particular will benefit from this approach because of its low fixed costs and its flexibility regarding the project structure.

The methodology applies to projects in all types of forests, including plantation forests, that defer timber harvests for a specified length of time. It relies on a performance method to demonstrate additionality and to select the crediting baseline.

The methodology was developed by NCX.

More details, including deliverables, required qualifications and application instructions, can be found in the Request for Proposals for Innovative IFM Methodology.

The deadline is Monday, February 28. For further questions, please contact Cecilia Simon, Program Manager, Natural Climate Solutions (