1.2 Eligible activities


Eligible activities shall be those relating to forest creation (afforestation) on land that has been without forest for at least 25 years prior to the start of the project.

Undisturbed wetlands and other natural areas under statutory protection as well as existing forests are not eligible.

Means of Validation

For conversion of open ground to Forest:

  • Statement on land use in Project Design Document.
  • Vegetation classification according to the afforestation plan

Means of Verification

  • Not required.


Forest creation is the direct, human-induced conversion to Forest of land that has not been under tree cover for at least 25 years. The Forest can be established by planting, direct seeding, or natural regeneration.