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VM0007 Methodology Revised to Include REDD+ Activities on Peatlands

10th March 2015

Permian Global, Wetlands International, and Silvestrum have revised VCS methodology VM0007 REDD+ Methodology Framework (REDD-MF) to include projects that address deforestation of tropical peat forests and projects aimed at restoring damaged peatlands. The methodology now includes REDD+ activities for avoided conversion and forest rehabilitation on all forest types, including forested peatlands. 

This comprehensive revision process sees the development of six new modules for the determination, quantification and monitoring of the baseline carbon stock changes and project emissions associated with peatland conservation and restoration, and ARR activities. Particularly of note is a streamlined procedure for crediting avoided emissions from peat fires, a significant source of baseline emissions.

One of the first projects to apply this revised methodology will be the Katingan Peat Forest Restoration Project (www.katinganproject.com), which aims to protect and restore around 150,000 ha of peatland forest in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, led-by the Indonesian company PT Rimba Makmur Utama.

COP 20 in Lima

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Is tropical forest finance being deployed effectively? Watch Stephen Rumsey’s analysis of the current state of play, and his call for a focus on investment in climate mitigation and environmental recovery

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