Avoid double counting

Double counting in carbon projects refers to a situation where a carbon credit is claimed by more than one entity, without producing any additional carbon benefit. In simple terms, it occurs when two parties claim the same carbon removal or emission reduction benefits. Double counting undermines the integrity of carbon offset programs and the fight against climate change as it distorts the actual emissions reductions or removals achieved. It essentially dilutes the value and effectiveness of carbon credits.

Double counting can be avoided if all work is done through one entity and announced to one standard method like the GLS+ methodology tested in this pilot project. 

In the actual setting with one entity and a specific forest, where no measures other then biodiversity measures can be legally undertaken, double counting was not a major concern.