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This project reviews approaches to accounting for carbon storage and carbon substitution benefits of harvested wood products under existing carbon market standards.
The review of accounting for carbon storage benefits of wood found:
The review of renewable energy project protocols covering woodfuel found:
Started 2014; completed in 2021.
FC funded (formerly under the REVES programme and Programme 4).
The Woodland Carbon Code, a voluntary standard developed by the Forestry Commission in partnership with other organisations, aims to ensure that claims made by the project developers about carbon sequestration are robust. It does not currently extend to carbon storage in wood products, or carbon substitution.
Report on the carbon benefits of wood products, material and fossil fuel substitution
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