BfN Schriften 407 - MoorFutures® Integration of additional ecosystem services (including biodiversity) into carbon credits – standard, methodology and transferability to other regions
This report provides a detailed description of the criteria and methods used to quantify the multiple ecosystem services bundled in MoorFutures. Furthermore, it provides guidance on how to transfer these criteria and methods to other regions within and outside Germany, to allow the use of extended carbon credits as a new instrument for financing peatland protection.
MoorFutures, with their well-documented additional ecosystem services, offer corporations an opportunity to offset their emissions while investing in the biological diversity and the multiple benefits of peatlands. For this reason, MoorFutures are supported by ‘Enterprise Biological Diversity 2020’, a project initiated by the BfN, which works together with German industry and conservation organizations to protect biodiversity.