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CarbonPlus Methodology for Grazing Systems v1.0 & Credit Class

Ecosystem Focus: Grasslands, Shrubland, Pastureland

Overview

Methodology Name: CarbonPlus Methodology for Grazing Systems v1.0
Credit Class Name: CarbonPlus GHG & Co-Benefits in Grazing Systems
Developer: Regen Network Development PBC- Science Team
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Abstract:
The “CarbonPlus Methodology for Grazing Systems 1.0” is a measurement-based approach coupled with remote sensing data analysis that can be used to monitor the changes in SOC stocks and co-benefits over time, to generate carbon credits.
This methodology was developed in-house by the Regen Science Team, addressing challenges and experiences from several stakeholders, including land stewards, methodology developers, soil scientists, project developers, and other experts in the space of VCMs.
Version 1.0 of the methodology has gone through an exhaustive formal peer review done by three experts in the fields of soil sciences, geostatistics, and GHG accounting. We welcome constructive comments and debates for continued improvements!
CarbonPlus GHG & Co-Benefits in Grazing Systems Credit Class
Coupled with this methodology, the updated "CarbonPlus GHG & Co-Benefits in Grazing Systems Credit Class" is also open for public comment and outlines the more programmatic requirements of the data collection and credit creation process. There were no additional expert reviews of this document in this round of revisions.
The upgraded “CarbonPlus GHG & Co-Benefits in Grazing Systems Credit Class” now includes lessons learned from these last 5 years from the VCMs, to make credits more robust and market accepted. This version has a more comprehensive additionality definition and also restricts the lookback period to 5 years, formerly 10. The language and definitions throughout the document have also been improved.
CarbonPlus Methodology for GHG and Co-Benefits in Grazing Systems V1.0- FINAL peer reviewed and pub. commented.docx.pdf
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Document History:

Initial Submission
Expert Peer Reviews
Public Comment
Methodology for GHG and Co-Benefits in Grazing Systems V1.0 -draft.docx.pdf
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Response to Reviewer_1.docx.pdf
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Response to Reviewer Miguel Taboada.docx.pdf
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Response to Reviewer Hugh Sturrock.docx.pdf
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Revisions have also been compiled into this report:
CarbonPlus Grasslands Methodology V1.0 Revision Report (synthesis).pdf
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CarbonPlus Methodology for GHG and Co-Benefits in Grazing Systems V1.0.docx.pdf
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CarbonPlus GHG and Co-Benefits in Grazing Systems Credit Class_October_2023.pdf
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CarbonPlus _ Public Comment Revision Report 2023.pdf
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