SMALL AND MEDIUM-SCALE
Compliance with Governance and Institutional Mechanisms
To be recognised as an AGI, a nominated small- or medium-scale tree planting initiative must garner at least 60 per cent of the total score per criterion.
Ecological soundness: 70%
- Invasive alien species and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) should not be used.
- The trees to be planted should be suitable to the natural biophysical characteristics of the area, and as such, should, as far as applicable, be suitable to the climate, original topography, soil, and elevation of the area before degradation.
- As far as practicable, chemical pesticides and artificial control agents shall be avoided, or their use shall be minimised and justified.
- Environmentally appropriate collection, handling, and disposal of waste materials shall be in place.