Avoiding Planned Deforestation
The American Carbon Registry (ACR), a non-profit enterprise of Winrock International, welcomes feedback from its members, project proponents and other interested parties on the ACR Methodology for REDD – Avoiding Planned Deforestation.
This methodology is applicable only to the REDD sub-category Avoiding Planned Deforestation (APD). Separate forthcoming methodologies will address unplanned deforestation and forest degradation.
Three documents are posted for review and comment:
1. The draft ACR REDD-APD methodology
2. Annex 1, an alphabetized reference for all data and parameters used in the methodology
3. A separate ACR Tool for Estimation of Stocks in Carbon Pools and Emissions from Emission Sources. This tool provides procedures for the estimation of carbon stocks and GHG emissions for each of those pools and emission sources included in the GHG assessment boundary of REDD-APD activities. The tool is referenced in the REDD-APD methodology as “CPES.”
All ACR methodologies, whether developed by Winrock International or brought to ACR by external parties, are subject to a rigorous public consultation and external scientific peer review process prior to approval for use on ACR.
Please send all comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business September 7, 2010 referencing “ACR Methodology for REDD – Avoiding Planned Deforestation.”