How laser scanning of forests with 98% accuracy will help nature carbon

44.moles, a startup associated with the University of Göttingen, uses measurement technology to quantify carbon sinks in forests for the new UN carbon market:

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“Specifically, we develop terrestrial laser scanning technology with a spatial resolution of two centimetres, allowing for quantification of forest carbon sinks with an accuracy of 98%.

“We aim to provide an accessible tool for project developers to align with the requirements defined by the Supervisory Body (SB). Our laser scanning technology can be used by anyone, anywhere. It requires pushing one button, resulting in an accurate, objective assessment of the current carbon sink.”

Note: Whitelist key word or positive list.

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What elements or criteria should be used to determine eligibility for automatic additionality, i.e., inclusion on a “positive list”?

“The elements of financial additionality and permanence accountability should be at the core of projects deemed eligible for automatic additionality. Projects that demonstrate financial additionality in a broad geographic region and provide legally-sound frameworks ensuring permanence should be considered for the “positive list”.

At 44.moles we ensure permanence accountability by establishing legal pathways that a forest owner can use to transparently buy back their offsets, leading to reversal. Due to the process being transparent, we can replace reversals with offsets from a safety reserve….

…Meaning that each offset created will always be additional, real and without an expire date.

“Only its georeferenced place of origin might change in case of reversal.”

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