Calculation of Carbon Stocks and Changes for Climate Mitigation Projects

This handbook focuses on the carbon "Stock-Difference" method for evaluating the impact of a mitigation project on carbon stocks, under which only the relevant carbon pools are included in the baseline and mitigation scenarios. The calculation procedure involves the following steps:

Step 1: Estimate the carbon stock change in baseline scenario for the period considered:

where:

ACB = change in carbon stock in baseline scenario in tC during the period t2 - t1 CB^ = total carbon stock in the baseline scenario during the year t2 (e.g. at the end of the 5th year)

CB. = total carbon stock in the baseline scenario during the year t, (year zero or the year the project began) If a stable baseline scenario is assumed, carbon stock is estimated at the beginning of the project t1 which is t0.

where:

ACM = change in carbon stock in mitigation scenario in tC between the period t2 - t1

CMt = total carbon stock in the mitigation scenario during the year t2 (e.g. at the t2 2 end of the 5th year)

CMt = total carbon stock in the mitigation scenario during the year tl (year zero or 1 the year the project began)

Step 2: Estimate the carbon stock change in project scenario for the period considered

Step 3: Estimate the additional or incremental carbon stock change in mitigation scenario over the baseline scenario

where:

CAD = additional or incremental carbon stock change in tC during the period t2 - ti (where t2 is the year for which the calculations are made, for example, end of 5th year)

ACM = change in carbon stock in mitigation scenario in tC during the period t2 - t1 ACB = change in carbon stock in baseline scenario in tC during the period t2 - t1.

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