Actual net greenhouse gas removals by sinks

Actual net greenhouse gas removals by sinks is defined as follows:

"Actual net greenhouse gas removals by sinks" is the sum of the verifiable changes in carbon stocks in the carbon pools within the project boundary, minus the increase in emissions of the greenhouse gases measured in CO2 equivalents by the sources that are increased as a result of the implementation of the afforestation or reforestation project activity, while avoiding double counting, within the project boundary, attributable to the afforestation or reforestation project activity under the CDM (5/CMP.1, Annex, paragraph 1(d)).

Emission reductions that are attributable to an afforestation or reforestation (A/R) project activity (also known as net anthropogenic greenhouse gas removals by sinks) are calculated based on the following formula:

Emission reductions = actual net greenhouse gas removals by sinks - baseline net greenhouse gas removals by sinks - leakage

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