Type (iii) project activities

Type (iii) project activities are other project activities that both reduce anthropogenic emissions by sources and directly emit less than 60 kilotonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent annually. These activities could include:

... agricultural projects, fuel switching, industrial processes and waste management. Possible examples in the agricultural sector include improved manure management, reduction of enteric fermentation, improved fertilizer usage or improved water management in rice cultivation (4/CMP.1, Annex II, paragraph 5).

Other project activities may qualify, although methodologies for these activities would need to be developed:

Other project activities that could qualify include CO2 recycling, carbon electrodes, adipic acid production and the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs) and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) making reference to the emission reductions generated by such projects expressed in CO2 equivalent. In order for these to be calculated in a consistent and transparent manner, appropriate baseline methodologies need to be developed (4/CMP.1, Annex II, paragraph 6).

The Executive Board has provided guidance on emissions caps.  However, this guidance should be read as referring to 60 kt CO2 equivalent, now that the limits for Type (ii) and (iii) project activities have been amended by the COP/MOP at 1/CMP.2:

The phrase "the annual emission reduction for that particular year is capped at 25,000 tCO2e" should be interpreted in light of the paragraph 8 of Annex II of decision 3/CMP.1, and (c) While it may be possible that the emission reductions might, as an exception, exceed 25,000 tCO2e for some years during the crediting period, the emission reductions during these years will be capped at 25,000 tCO2e (EB 27, paragraph 32(b)).

A project that meets this criterion is eligible to use the simplified baseline and monitoring methodologies for type (iii) small-scale projects:

For the simplified baseline and monitoring methodologies for type III small scale projects, the 25,000 [read 60,000] tCO2e limit is an applicability criteria. These approved methodologies are therefore applicable to project activities that demonstrate that the projected emission reductions are less than 25,000 tCO2e (EB 27, paragraph 32(a)).

This is shown in the diagram below (4/CMP.1, Annex II):

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Crediting period

Eligible large-scale projects

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Eligible small-scale forestry projects