Info Report Check
Submission incomplete:

As per paragraph 359 of VVS for PoAs, version 2.0 the DOE shall determine whether: (c) The calculations of baseline GHG emissions or baseline net GHG removals, project GHG emissions or actual net GHG removals, and leakage GHG emissions have been carried out in accordance with the formulae and methods described in the registered monitoring plan, the applied methodologies, the applied standardized baselines and the other applied methodological regulatory documents; (d) Any assumptions used in emission or removal calculations have been justified.

As per Table 4. Data / Parameter of Methodological tool: Calculation of the fraction of non-renewable biomass (Version 02.0), the requirements for the source of data provided for parameters MAIforest,i, MAIother,i should be followed:

- “…….b) 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories for “Above-ground biomass growth rates (t/ha-yr) for different ecological zones” (Chapter 4, Table 4.9). Use a weighted average based on the forest area of two different age categories (i.e. above and below 20 years), if such data is available. Otherwise, use a simple average of the two age categories;……”

It is noted that the value for the Tropical rain forest for Asia (continental ≤20 y) is 7.0 (3.0-11.0) tonnes/ha/year, while that of the Tropical rain forest for Asia (continental >20 y) is 2.2 (1.3-3.0) tonnes/ha/year.

Therefore, the DOE is requested to substantiate how the requirement as specified above (i.e. use a weighted average if such data is available, otherwise use a simple average of the two age categories) is met when determining the value for parameter “MAIforest,i, MAIother,i”.