New Approach to Forest Carbon Accounting Aims to Enhance Accuracy and Transparency

The Nature Conservancy
October 27, 2022
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: United States

A first-of-its-kind carbon accounting methodology for Improved Forest Management, designed to provide more measurable proof of climate impact and to solve access challenges for small forest landowners, has officially been approved for use in the United States and around the world. Developed by the American Forest Foundation (AFF) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to be used for the organizations’ Family Forest Carbon Program (FFCP), the methodology was approved by Verra’s Verified Carbon Standard, the world’s most widely used voluntary greenhouse gas program, after a rigorous, year-long evaluation process. “Empowering family forest owners to adopt climate-smart forestry plays a critical role in fighting climate change,” said Rita Hite, CEO of American Forest Foundation. “The approval of the Family Forest Carbon Program’s pioneering methodology unlocks the potential for landowners to meet the need for more transparent, credible and trustworthy carbon programs.”

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