Under the Kyoto Protocol it is a direct human-induced activity to increase carbon stocks on sites through the establishment of vegetation that covers a minimum area of 0.05 hectares and does not meet the definitions of afforestation and reforestation. Canada must decide by late 2006 whether it wishes to include this activity in its Kyoto Protocol accounting in the first commitment period. It seems unlikely that Canada would include revegetation in its accounting as most land management activities could be captured under the definitions of forest, cropland or grazing land management.
The deliberate planting of vegetation. Revegetation contributes to vegetation cover when the species composition and structure (i.e. all vegetation strata) is similar to pre-existing vegetation types for that area
(4) as a part of reclamation, an activity aimed at reestablishing vegetation on cleared surfaces.