Forest Carbon Emission Offsets
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A forest carbon emission offset project is one of the options available to explicitly manage for the carbon resource at a local or project-level scale, resulting in measurable atmospheric benefits.
The Forest Carbon Emissions Offset Project Development & Atmospheric Benefit Sharing Policy provided guidance to government staff and proponents regarding development of forest carbon emission offset projects and the management of atmospheric benefits prior to June 30, 2016.
- Forest Carbon Emission Offset Project Development and Atmospheric Benefit Sharing Policy (PDF)
- Appendix 1: Forest Carbon Emission Offset Project Development Guidance (PDF)
- Appendix 2: Policy for the Allocation of Atmospheric Benefits Where Multiple First Nations have Traditional Territories within a Forest Carbon Emission Offset Project Area (PDF)
'Atmospheric benefits' is a term used to describe reductions in atmospheric greenhouse gases caused by reduction or avoidance of greenhouse gas emissions or increases in their removal from the atmosphere.