🏭CDM AR-ACM0003: Methodology for Afforestation and Reforestation of Lands Except Wetlands

Policy Description:

The CDM AR-ACM0003 methodology is a comprehensive framework developed under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) to guide afforestation and reforestation projects aimed at combating climate change and promoting sustainable land use practices. This methodology facilitates the identification of suitable project sites, establishes baselines for measuring greenhouse gas emissions, ensures the additionality of emissions reductions, implements robust monitoring and reporting systems, addresses leakage and permanence concerns, and seeks validation and certification from accredited entities. By adhering to this methodology, projects can effectively sequester carbon dioxide, conserve biodiversity, provide ecosystem services, and generate socio-economic co-benefits, contributing to global climate change mitigation and sustainable development goals.

The Guardian policy for afforestation and reforestation of lands except wetlands (AR-ACM0003) incorporates schemas for project details, baseline scenario GHG removals, project scenario GHG removals, project scenario emissions, and leakage. These schemas provide a structured framework for site selection, emissions quantification, and monitoring procedures.

Workflow Description:

The workflow for the afforestation and reforestation of lands except wetlands (AR-ACM0003) Guardian policy involves the Project Proponent preparing and submitting the project description, which is then reviewed and approved by the Designated National Authority (DNA). The UNFCCC Secretariat adds the approved project to the project pipeline and registry. The Project Proponent conducts monitoring and submits the monitoring report to the Designated Operational Entity (VVB) for assessment and validation. Upon certification by the VVB, the UNFCCC Secretariat reviews the project and issues Certified Emission Reductions (CERs).

Step By Step

  1. Import the policy by entering the IPFS timestamp mentioned above.

  2. Once, policy is imported, we create Project Proponent role:

  1. Once Project Proponent role is created, we need to create new project by clicking on "New Project" button and fill all the required details:

  1. Once details are submitted, PP waits for approval

  1. Now, we create new role as Designated_National_Authority, who will review project description and approves it by clicking on Validate button:

  1. Now, we create a VVB role and assign VVB name:

  1. Once VVB name is assigned, it waits for the approval

  1. Now, we login back as SR and approve VVB by clicking on Approve:

  1. We click on Project Pipeline tab and click on Add to add Project to the pipeline:

  1. Now we login as PP and assign VVB to validate the project

  1. We login back as VVB and validate the project by clicking on Validate button.

  1. We login as SR and click on Add

  1. Now we login as PP and click on Add Report to create Monitoring report by filling out the details:

  1. Once monitoring report is submitted, it waits for verification from VVB.

  1. Now, we login as VVB and verify the monitoring report:

  1. Once, monitoring report is verified, we login as SR and click on Mint to mint the tokens:

  1. Once minting is completed, you will be able to view complete process flow using Trustchain by clicking on View Trustchain:

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