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This methodology is applicable to project activities that introduce efficient cookstove technologies and/or practices or switch from non-renewable to renewable biomass for meeting thermal energy requirements for cooking regimes. This document describes the quantification approach to be used in the calculation of emissions reductions from black carbon (BC) and other co-emitted species, including organic carbon (OC), carbon monoxide (CO), non-methane volatile organic carbons (NMVOCs) and sulfates.
The methodology is applicable for project activities that will result in emissions reductions of BC and co-emitted species, primarily from lower levels of fuel consumption and/or changes in emission factors (g/kg of fuel) that can be achieved through use of a more efficient project technology and/or fuel as compared to baseline technology and/or fuel. The methodology described is to be used in conjunction with the Gold Standard methodology, Technologies and Practices to Displace Decentralized Thermal Energy Consumption (TPDDTEC). Therefore the quantification approach and monitoring requirements for BC and co–emitted species are aligned, wherever possible, with the approach used in the TPDDTEC methodology.