|Title of Feasibility Study (FS)||Feasibility Study on Afforestation CDM for Community Development in Extensive Grazing Land in Uruguay|
|Main Implementing Entity||Japan Overseas Plantation Center for Pulpwood|
|FS Partner(s)||Mitsubishi UFJ Research & Consulting, and CARBOSUR SRL (Uruguay)|
|Location of Project Activity||Trenta y Tres and Cerro Largo in Uruguay|
|Summary of FS Report||Summary (PDF914KB)|
|Description of Project Activity||The project will involve a total of 25,050ha of land currently extensively grazed by beef cattle, on which forest plantations for obtaining high-value, long-lived timber products and for sequestering large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere will be established.|
Forests will be based on Eucalyptus grandis and E. globulus plantations in 22-year rotations, managed with pruning. Planted forests will remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and store it in 5 carbon pools. The project will result in a significant contribution to sustainable development of Uruguay, mainly through: i) increased employment and quality of employment; ii) more job opportunities for women; iii) rural development (decentralization); iv) increased gross value of production; v) improved fiscal balance; vi) biodiversity preservation; and vii) improved beauty of landscape, among other benefits.
|Targeted GHG||Carbon Dioxide (CO2)|
|Category of Project Activity||Afforestation/Reforestation|
|Duration of Project Activity/ Crediting Period||Project period: over 60 years|
Crediting period: 60 years (2 times regenerations）
|Baseline Methodology/ Additionality||The baseline scenario was defined by using the “Combined tool to identify the baseline scenario and demonstrate additionality in A/R CDM project activities”, version 01. Since only one stratum was identified for the baseline scenario, the procedure is only applied once, as described below. |
Step 0. Preliminary screening based on the starting date of the A/R project activity
Sub-step 1a. The following realistic and credible alternatives to the proposed project activity are identified:
Sub-step 2a. List of barriers
Step 4. Common practice analysis
|Estimation of GHG Emission Reductions||The project is estimated to result in net anthropogenic GHG removals by sinks over the 20 years crediting period of 14,121,031tCO2e.|
|Monitoring Methodology||Monitoring in this project will be conducted by ARACM0001.|
|Environmental Impact Analysis||Climate change mitigation: mainly through carbon sequestration.|
Biodiversity preservation: establishment of forest plantations designed to preserve high biodiversity value areas.
Hydrological cycle: it is well known that planting trees on a grassland site usually causes a reduction in the runoff and an increase in the evapotranspiration.
Soils: soils will be disrupted once every 20 years (rotation length).
Use of chemicals: the project will use a limited amount of certain chemicals during the plantation year, this is, only once every 20 years. These products include:
Beauty of the landscape: most people would agree in that a landscape with trees is more pleasant than the flat, monotonous landscape produced by grazed grassland. This, combined with the positive impacts on biodiversity will provide a good alternative for the development of tourism services.
|Issues and Tasks for Project Realisation||Interests for investment to the forestry project and carbon credit have already been secured, and the possibility of business is very high.|