Sectoral Scope

14. Agriculture, Forestry, Land Use


Invactive 31 October 2022

This methodology quantifies the GHG emission reductions and removals generated by preventing land-use change of tropical peat forests. The methodology accounts for a reduction in GHG emissions by avoiding deforestation and peat drainage as well as an increase in carbon stock.

This methodology is applicable to undrained tropical peat forests in Southeast Asia. In the absence of a project, the land would have been completely deforested by a corporate or government entity.

The revised version 2.0 incorporates the WRC Requirements.

Inactive – Revision Pending

As of 30 September 2012, VM0004, v1.0 is no longer valid. Projects that have not completed validation by 30 September can no longer apply v1.0.

VM0004, v1.0 must be revised to conform with the Wetland Restoration and Conservation (WRC) rules within the VCS AFOLU Requirements.

Revisions may be approved via the methodology approval process.

Check this page regularly for status updates.

Document History

Previous Versions

Assessment Reports

Public Comment

This methodology was open for public comment from 29 January 2010 until 27 February 2010. Public comments are closed. The revised version 2.0 was open for public comment from 8 October 2020 until 7 November 2020. No comments were received.