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ACR Methodology for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) – Avoiding Planned Deforestation

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) is an eligible project activity under the ACR Forest Carbon Project Standard, defined as the reduction in GHG emissions from the avoided conversion of forest to non-forest use or avoided degradation of forests remaining as forests.

This REDD-APD methodology is applicable only to the REDD sub-category Avoiding Planned Deforestation (APD). Separate ACR methodologies address other types of REDD such as avoiding unplanned deforestation and avoiding forest degradation through fuelwood and charcoal production. The methodology references a separate ACR Tool for Estimation of Stocks in Carbon Pools and Emissions from Emissions Sources (“CPES Tool”).

Projects using this methodology must comply with all requirements of the ACR Forest Carbon Project Standard; submit a GHG Project Plan for certification by ACR; and secure independent validation of the GHG Project Plan, and verification of GHG assertions, by an ACR-approved third-party verifier.

Final documents:

·         REDD-APD Methodology, v1.0 April 2011

·         REDD-APD Methodology – Annex 1, Parameters

·         CPES Tool, v1.0 April 2011

Process documentation:

·         REDD-APD methodology submitted to ACR for approval

·         REDD-APD public comments and responses

·         REDD-APD scientific peer review comments and responses

·         CPES Tool submitted to ACR for approval

·         CPES Tool scientific peer review comments and responses

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