Improving Forest Management to Provide Carbon Storage BenefitsRATIONALE
To create an offset methodology for project activities in forest management. As the impacts of global climate change have become more widely recognized, the demand for projects that provide greenhouse gas (GHG) emission offsets has grown. Given that deforestation and degradation can contribute substantially to GHG emissions, improving forest management may provide carbon storage benefits that could be used to offset GHG emissions from other sectors.
Winrock will perform the following tasks:
• Task 1: Project management.
• Task 2: Literature review/analysis of available documents on the application of a performance standard for forest management offset projects.
• Task 3: Analysis of data necessary to support an accounting methodology for forest management offset projects.
• Task 4: Development of accounting methodology for forest management projects.
• Task 5: Issues paper on agricultural soil management projects.
• Task 6: Analyses and quick turnaround response.
Winrock will conduct a substantive review of documents, papers, and manuscripts related to forest management, and modeling business as usual and tracking changes in carbon stocks under forest management. Winrock's approach will be to conduct the initial in-depth search, from which the annotated bibliography will be developed. Following approval by the COR, a detailed memorandum summarizing findings will be prepared.