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COMET-Farm: Whole Farm and Ranch Carbon and Greenhouse Gas Accounting System

COMET-Farm is a farm-level carbon and greenhouse gas accounting system and calculator for the United States. It uses information on […]

Global Livestock Environmental Assessment Model (GLEAM)

The Global Livestock Environmental Assessment Model (GLEAM) is a spatially explicit life cycle assessment model for the livestock sector. Using input […]

NDC Interim Registry: Official registry maintained by the UNFCCC of Parties’ Nationally Determined Contributions to the Paris Agreement

This website is home to submitted Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in accordance with Article 4, paragraph 12 of the Paris […]

FAO online courses

These free online courses cover topics in the areas of food and nutrition security, social and economic development and sustainable […]

Greenhouse Gas Accounting for Sustainable Land Management: Quick Guidance for Users

This Quick Guidance on Greenhouse Gas Accounting for Sustainable Land Management (SLM) provides an overview of SLM activities subject to […]

Harmonizing mitigation activities with national inventories for effective NDC tracking: Experience and lessons learned from government of Colombia and USAID RALI

This webinar discusses an approach for harmonizing project-level MRV with national inventories, based on the USAID project Resources to Advance […]

Handbook of Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification for a Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Project with Water Management in Irrigated Rice Paddies

This handbook aims to inform researchers and policymakers engaged or interested in the development and implementation of MRV (monitoring, reporting, […]

Ex-Ante Carbon-Balance Tool for Measurements, Reporting and Verification (EX-ACT MRV): Guidelines

This manual provides guidance for using the Ex-Ante Carbon-balance Tool for MRV. The manual presents the rationale of the tool […]

Introduction to MRV process and cross-cutting issues

Webinar outlining the MRV process for developing country Parties covering some cross-cutting issues, including institutional arrangements and integrating gender in […]

Climate Action Reserve: Nitrogen Management Project Protocol

This Climate Action Reserve (CAR) protocol accounts for changes in nitrous oxide emissions from projects that reduce the rate of […]

Medición, reporte y verificación de las emisiones de GEI de la ganadería de países en desarrollo de la UNFCCC: prácticas actuales y oportunidades de mejora

Este informe ofrece una visión general de las prácticas, desafíos y oportunidades actuales en la medición, reporte y veri cación […]

Making trees count: Measurement, reporting and verification of agroforestry under the UNFCCC

About half of developing countries express ambition to use agroforestry—the integration of trees with crops, livestock and other non-forest timber […]

Bringing Harmony to GHG MRV

This document introduces the a GHG MRV Harmonization approach developed by the USAID Resources to Advance LEDS Implementation (RALI) project. Countries […]

Tier II MRV of livestock emissions in China: Developing guidance for implementation at the provincial level

This presentation gives a background of the development of China’s Tier II inventory, objectives, implementation plans, deliverables, and how they […]

Environmental performance of pig supply chains: Guidelines for assessment

The methodology developed in these draft guidelines aims to introduce a harmonized international approach to the assessment of the environmental […]

ICAT Agriculture Guidance

The ICAT Agriculture Guidance provides methodological guidance for assessing the GHG impacts of agriculture policies that enable or incentivize mitigation […]

Improving transparency: Implementing MRV of livestock NAMAS to meet NDC and finance needs

This presentation discusses how Brazil, Uruguay and Guatemala have approached national MRV systems for the livestock sector. It was presented […]

Manual Operativo del Piloto Nacional de NAMA Ganadería [Operational Manual of the National Pilot of NAMA Livestock]

During the development phase of its livestock NAMA, Costa Rica undertook a national pilot, testing mitigation practices on 93 farms […]

CCAFS InfoNote: Measurement, reporting and verification of greenhouse gas emissions from livestock: current practices and opportunities for improvement

This info note describes the current state of livestock MRV (national GHG inventories, mitigation actions), improving national GHG inventories, improving […]

CCAFS Report: Measurement, reporting and verification of greenhouse gas emissions from livestock: current practices and opportunities for improvement

This report provides an overview of current practices, challenges and opportunities in the measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) of livestock […]

Climate Action Reserve: Grassland Project Protocol

This Climate Action Reserve (CAR) protocol quantifies avoided GHG emissions by perpetual conservation of grassland (i.e. avoided conversion of grassland […]

American Carbon Registry: Methane Recovery in Animal Manure Management Systems

The American Carbon Registry (ACR) has approved the use of the Clean Development Mechanism’s Small Scale Methodology: AMS-III.D Methane Recovery […]

Greenhouse gas emissions and fossil energy use from poultry supply chains: Guidelines for assessment

This report presents methodology for quantification of greenhouse gas emissions and fossil energy use of poultry products, including information on […]

Smallholder Dairy Methodology: Draft Methodology for Quantification of GHG Emission Reductions from Improved Management in Smallholder Dairy Production Systems using a Standardized Baseline

The methodology, outlined in this report, presents requirements for a standardized baseline, guidance for quantification of GHG emission reductions in […]

Compendium on greenhouse gas baselines and monitoring: national-level mitigation actions

This 2016 report from the UNFCCC aims to support countries in their assessment of emission reductions from national-level mitigation actions […]

AMS-III.F.: Avoidance of methane emissions through composting

Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) methodology for avoidance of methane emissions through composting. This methodology is applicable to the composting of the […]

GCF Funding Proposal: Development of Argan orchards in Degraded Environment – DARED

NAMA project proposal by Morocco to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), approved for GCF support. The project proposes planting 43,000 […]

Greenhouse gas emissions and fossil energy use from small ruminant supply chains: Guidelines for assessment

The methodology developed in these draft guidelines aims to introduce a harmonized international approach to the assessment of the environmental […]

Resumo Do Programa de Eficiência de Recursos na Cadeia da Carne [Summary of the Resource Efficiency Programme for Brazil’s Beef Supply Chain]

Describes Brazil’s livestock NAMA: the Resource Efficiency Program for Brazil’s Beef Supply Chain. The NAMA proposes to leverage the experience […]

Environmental performance of large ruminant supply chains: Guidelines for assessment

The methodology developed in these draft guidelines aims to introduce a harmonized international approach to the assessment of the environmental […]

Environmental performance of animal feeds supply chains: Guidelines for assessment

The methodology developed in these draft guidelines aims to introduce a harmonized international approach to the assessment of the environmental […]

Estimating greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture: A manual to address data requirements for developing countries

This manual provides a tool and methodology to help identify, build and access the minimum set of activity data needed […]

Learning tool on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in the agriculture, forestry and other land use (AFOLU) sector

This learning tool report outlines the structure and rationale of the tool, examples of climate change impacts on agriculture, rationale […]

Smallholder Agriculture Monitoring and Baseline Assessment Tool (SHAMBA)

The Smallholder Agriculture Monitoring and Baseline Assessment (SHAMBA) tool is a methodology and calculation tool to assess changes in greenhouse […]

Guide for designing mandatory greenhouse gas reporting programs

This report provides a step-by-step guide for policymakers seeking to design GHG reporting programs. The report highlights the major design […]

GHG Protocol Policy and Action Standard

This website outlines a standardized approach to estimate GHG policies and actions. The purpose of the GHG Protocol Policy and […]

Blueprint for outscaling low-emissions rice farming in Vietnam

Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) is supporting the government of Vietnam in an effort to increase low-carbon rice production […]

GHG Protocol for Project Accounting

This website introduces an accounting tool that quantifies GHG benefits of climate change mitigation projects. The protocol provides background information […]

Verified Carbon Standard: Methodology for Sustainable Grassland Management (SGM)

Verified Carbon Standard approved methodology, developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), to guide estimates […]

Capacity needs for greenhouse gas measurement and performance tracking: A report on scoping activities in six countries

This report assesses capacity needs in six countries—Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, South Africa, and Thailand—related to greenhouse gas (GHG) measurement […]

Grazing Land and Livestock Management Methodology

American Carbon Registry (ACR), approved  GHG offset methodology for Grazing Land and Livestock Management (GLLM) developed by Winrock International. This methodology is […]

Climate Action Reserve: Rice Cultivation Project Protocol

This Climate Action Reserve (CAR) protocol provides a methodology for accounting for changes in methane emissions from rice fields with […]

Exploring linkages between national and corporate/facility greenhouse gas inventories

This working paper describes national and corporate/facility inventories and outlines the various roles they can play related to emissions measurement, […]

CGE training materials for the preparation of national communications from non-Annex I Parties

This website features extensive training material for the preparation of National Communications (NCs), presented by the Consultative Group of Experts […]

Policy and action standard: An accounting and reporting standard for estimating the greenhouse gas effects of policies and actions

The GHG Protocol Policy and Action Standard provides a standardized approach for estimating and reporting the change in GHG emissions […]

American Carbon Registry: Grazing Land and Livestock Management Methodology

The American Carbon Registry (ACR) has approved this GHG offset methodology for Grazing Land and Livestock Management (GLLM). This methodology is […]

CDM Guidelines for quality assurance and quality control of data used in the establishment of standardized baselines

This report outlines the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) guidelines for quality assurance and quality control for data used in establishing […]

Verified Carbon Standard: Quantifying N2O Emissions Reductions in Agricultural Crops through Nitrogen Fertilizer Rate Reduction

Verified Carbon Standard approved methodology, was developed by Michigan State University, to quantify reductions of nitrous oxide emissions from cropland fertilizer […]

Toolkit for non-Annex I Parties on establishing and maintaining institutional arrangements for preparing national communications and biennial update reports

This toolkit, developed on the basis of the CGE training materials, aims to assist non-Annex I Parties in establishing and […]

ACM0010: GHG emission reductions from manure management systems

Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) methodology for implementation of manure management systems. This methodology is applicable to manure management on livestock farms […]