CO2 absorption calculations

CO2 absorption calculations refer to the method used to determine the annual CO2 absorption of a project that is certified under the Global Carbon Standard (GCS). These calculations are based on a combination of factors such as the number of trees planted, their growth rate, and the type of trees planted. The calculations also take into account various other factors that affect the carbon sequestration capacity of the project, such as the soil type, the climate, the management practices, and the baseline scenario.

The CO2 absorption calculations are performed by an independent third-party auditor, who verifies the accuracy and integrity of the data and calculations. The calculations are based on internationally recognized standards and guidelines such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) guidelines, and they are subject to rigorous quality assurance and quality control procedures. The CO2 absorption calculations are also used to calculate the number of carbon debits that can be issued for the project and it is also used to track and verify the authenticity of the carbon debits and their origin.

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