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Avoided Planned Land Use Conversion in Peat Swamp Forests

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The American Carbon Registry (ACR) has open for public comment a Methodology for the Quantification, Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions or Removals from Avoided Planned Land Use Conversion in Peat Swamp Forests. The Methodology was developed by Winrock International and Infinite Earth.

The methodology outlines methods to quantify the avoided net greenhouse gas emissions resulting from project activities implemented to stop planned land use conversion on undrained tropical peat swamp forests in southeast Asia. It allows for the estimation of changes in carbon stocks in selected biomass carbon pools and the soil organic carbon pool. REDD activities that avoid unplanned deforestation, or avoid emissions from forest degradation through fuelwood or charcoal production, are addressed in separate ACR methodologies.

This methodology is a revision of Methodology VM0004 developed by Winrock International and Infinite Earth for the Rimba Raya Project and approved under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS). Revisions to VM0004 include the incorporation of relevant methodological advances published in the IPCC Wetlands Supplement as well as an extension of the use of project specific parameters in calculations resulting in improved project level accuracy.

Please submit public comments to by September 18, 2017.

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