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By utilising the voluntary carbon market, alongside other funding options, restoration can become financially feasible where it previously was not. Many individuals and businesses wish to contribute to restoration and the multiple benefits it provides for society, but, before investing they want to know that a restoration project will deliver the carbon savings that they claim. Peatland Code validation and verification provides this assurance by assessing the project plan, the predicted emissions savings and ensuring restoration is maintained for the duration of the project.
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Validation is undertaken by an independent body and evaluates the project restoration plan and its predicted GHG emission reduction against the requirements of the Peatland Code. In doing so it determines if implementation of the project plan can be expected to result in the GHG emission reduction claimed.
Validation takes place before restoration activities are implemented to allow the pre-restoration condition of the peatland to be assessed, a key component in calculating the climate benefit of the project.
Verification is undertaken by an independent body and regularly evaluates the project and its actual GHG emission reduction over the duration of the project against both the requirements of the Peatland Code, and its validated project plan and claimed GHG emissions reduction.
Verification takes place after restoration activities have been undertaken at Year 1, Year 5 and every 10 years following for the duration of the project. Year one verification focuses upon ensuring the project has implemented restoration activities as per the restoration plan. Year 5 verification onwards focuses on ensuring change in peatland condition category has been achieved and maintained.
The Peatland Code is seeking projects wishing to become validated. For further detail on eligibility requirements and the process involved please get in touch.
For a project to be eligible for validation/verification to the Peatland Code (at present) the following basic pre-requisites must be met:
These eligibility requirements are to be used as a quick indication of eligibility only. Full details can be found within the Peatland Code. A project must meet all requirements of the Peatland Code to be considered for validation/verification.
For more information please contact:
+44131 312 4730