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.

'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.