Afforestation and Reforestation (A/R) CDM projects

Forest is a sink of carbon. Immense potential of carbon mitigation through the carbon sequestration process, Land Use and Land Use Change (LULUCF) projects are globally introduced. On 11 December 1997 The Kyoto Protocol was adopted in Kyoto, Japan, and entered into force on 16 February 2005. The CDM was introduced to implement carbon reduction and sink projects under the Kyoto Protocol.  As a result, Afforestation and Reforestation (A/R) CDM projects are coming to generate forestry carbon credits. In addition to projects in the industrial and energy sectors, A/R CDM sector offers a mix of carbon and sustainable development benefits.

As on March 2011, 21 projects are registered by the CDM executive board and three project are requesting for registration. China and India are leading countries in the overall project registration.

Following table provides detail information about the registered CDM project under the category Afforestation and Reforestation. (Data as on 31st March 2011, Source: UNFCCC)

Project Title    Host Country    Methodology  Registration DateAverage Annual Carbon Removal (Carbon Credits)
Southern Nicaragua CDM Reforestation Project

Nicaragua

AR-AMS0001/ Version 05

Requesting Registration

7,915

India: Himachal Pradesh Reforestation Project – Improving Livelihoods and Watersheds

India

AR-ACM0001/ Version 03

Requesting Registration

41,400

Argos CO2 Offset Project, through reforestation activities for commercial use

Colombia

AR-AM0005/ Version 03

 Requesting Registration

36,930

Ibi Batéké degraded savannah afforestation project for fuelwood production (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Democratic Republic of the Congo

AR-ACM0001/ Version 03

18-Feb-11

54,511

Reforestation of grazing Lands in Santo Domingo, Argentina

Argentina

AR-AM0005/ Version 03

11-Feb-11

66,038

AES Tietê Afforestation/Reforestation Project in the State of São Paulo, Brazil

Brazil

AR-AM0010/ Version 04

7-Jan-11

1,57,635

Posco Uruguay’ afforestation on degraded extensive grazing land

Uruguay

AR-ACM0001/ Version 03

3-Dec-10

21,957

Reforestation on Degraded Lands in Northwest Guangxi

China

AR-ACM0001/ Version 03

15-Sep-10

87,308

Reforestation as Renewable Source of Wood Supplies for Industrial Use in Brazil

Brazil

AR-AM0005/ Version 02

21-Jul-10

75,783

Nerquihue Small-Scale CDM Afforestation Project using Mycorrhizal Inoculation in Chile

Chile

AR-AMS0001/ Version 05

27-May-10

9,292

Forestry Project for the Basin of the Chinchiná River, an Environmental and Productive Alternative for the City and the Region

Colombia

AR-AM0004/ Version 03

16-Apr-10

37,783

The International Small Group and Tree Planting Program (TIST), Tamil Nadu, India

India

AR-AMS0001/ Version 05

15-Jan-10

3,594

Assisted Natural Regeneration of Degraded Lands in Albania

Albania

AR-AM0003/ Version 04

2-Jan-10

22,964

Humbo Ethiopia Assisted Natural Regeneration Project

Ethiopia

AR-AM0003/ Version 04

7-Dec-09

29,343

Afforestation and Reforestation on Degraded Lands in Northwest Sichuan, China

China

AR-AM0003/ Version 03

16-Nov-09

23,030

Reforestation, sustainable production and carbon sequestration project in Ignacio Tavara´s dry forest, Piura, Peru

Peru

AR-AM0003/ Version 04

16-Nov-09

48,689

Reforestation of croplands and grasslands in low income communities of Paraguarí Department, Paraguay

Paraguay

AR-AMS0001/ Version 04

6-Sep-09

1,523

Uganda Nile Basin Reforestation Project No.3

Uganda

AR-AMS0001/ Version 05

21-Aug-09

5,564

CARBON SEQUESTRATION THROUGH REFORESTATION IN THE BOLIVIAN TROPICS BY SMALLHOLDERS OF “The Federación de Comunidades Agropecuarias de Rurrenabaque (FECAR)”

Bolivia

AR-AMS0001/ Version 04

11-Jun-09

4,341

Reforestation of severely degraded landmass in Khammam District of Andhra Pradesh, India under ITC Social Forestry Project

India

AR-AM0001/ Version 02

5-Jun-09

57,792

Cao Phong Reforestation Project

Viet Nam

AR-AMS0001/ Version 04

28-Apr-09

2,665

Small Scale Cooperative Afforestation CDM Pilot Project Activity on Private Lands Affected by Shifting Sand Dunes in Sirsa, Haryana

India

AR-AMS0001/ Version 04

23-Mar-09

11,596

Moldova Soil Conservation Project

Moldova

AR-AM0002/ Version 01

30-Jan-09

1,79,242

Facilitating Reforestation for Guangxi Watershed Management in Pearl River Basin

China

AR-AM0001/ Version 02

10-Nov-06

25,795

Interested in A/R CDM project execution, please go through – Introductory Guide on A/R CDM Project execution

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