Removal Unit (RMU)

Removal units (RMUs) are issued by Parties to the Kyoto Protocol in respect of net removals by sinks from activities covered by Article 3(3) and Article 3(4) of the Kyoto Protocol (in the land use, land use change and forestry sector).  RMUs are defined in 3/CMP.1, Annex, paragraph 1(d) as follows:

A "removal unit" or "RMU" is a unit issued pursuant to the relevant provisions in the annex to decision 13/CMP.1 and is equal to one metric tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent, calculated using global warming potentials defined by decision 2/CP.3 or as subsequently revised in accordance with Article 5 (3/CMP.1, Annex, paragraph 1(d)).

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