Program
URBAN FOREST CREDIT PROGRAM

The Urban Forest Credit Program (UFCP) stands as the premier national scale initiative program for curbing greenhouse gas emissions by means of protect and restore canopy within urban and city environments. UFCP remains aligned with the best practices outlined by the United Nations - Food and Agriculture Organization in the field of urban forestry. It’s objective is to enhance tree canopy coverage in these areas. The program framework not only achieve project-specific Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) but has been meticulously crafted to encompass national-level action plans, to serve as a catalyst for the direct impact of these actions on national targets and overall national development  across various facets, encompassing institutional growth, resource development, and the advancement of sustainable and societal well-being. 

UFCP allocates financial support to projects focused on emissions reduction and tree planting, as well as the preservation of existing trees. Its overarching mission is to enhance ecological, social, functional, temporal, perceptual, and economic dimensions in urban and city spaces, ultimately transforming them into vibrant, meaningful, and sustainable places. This program has been forged through collaboration among an array of experts, spanning scientists, urban planners, and forest professionals, ensuring a well-rounded approach to its development.

 

"UFCP projects encompass a variety of initiatives, including"

  • Urban Tree Plantation
  • Urban Tree Preservation
Procedure
  1. Project Proponent/ Developer requests to register the project by submitting documents using a registered account.
  2. GCACH reviews documents submitted by PP.
  3. Once a project has been approved, GCACH adds the project into PP's account as an under development project.
  4. Project Proponent/Developer submits required documents to VVB's for independent third party auditing.
  5. Verification and Validation Bodies issues issues validation and verification report to PP's after performing verification and validation process.
  6. Project Proponent/ Developer later sends the documents including the documents provided by VVB's for further assessment by GCACH.
  7. GCACH registers the project, and sends documents to PP for issuing the credits and later lists the project.
Document & Information
Program Documents
UFCP Urban Forest Credit Program Description Last Updated
31-October-2023
Version 1.0
TOOL0001 Strata Classification and Sampling Tool Last Updated
07-December-2023
Version 1.0
Excel Sheet Excel Sheet for UFCP- TOOL0001 Last Updated
07-December-2023
Version 1.0
UFCP1404 Comments UFCP1404 Summary of Public Comments Last Updated
10-January-2024
Version 1.0
Methodologies
UFCP1404 Urban Tree Plantation Methodology for India Last Updated
07-December-2023
Version 1.0
Templates
TD0002 Project Proponent _ Registration Party Deed Template_V2.0 Last Updated
20-November-2023
Version 2.0
TD0003 SDG Contribution Report Template_V1.2 Last Updated
20-November-2023
Version 1.2
TD0006 Verification Deed of Representation Template_V2.0 Last Updated
20-November-2023
Version 2.0
TD0007 Validation Deed of Representation Template_V2.0 Last Updated
20-November-2023
Version 2.0
TD0008 Issuance Deed Template_V2.0 Last Updated
20-November-2023
Version 2.0
TD0010 Verification and Validation Template_V1.0 - UFCP Last Updated
20-November-2023
Version 1.0
TD0011 Project Monitoring Report Template_V1.0 - UFCP Last Updated
20-November-2023
Version 1.0
TD0013 Non-Permanence Risk Assessment Template_V1.0 Last Updated
20-November-2023
Version 1.0
TD0009 Project Description Template_V1.0 - UFCP Last Updated
20-November-2023
Version 1.0
VVB's
Projects
Currently our projects are under development phase