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MRV Toolbox

Curated by the International Rice Research Institute’s (IRRI) GHG Mitigation in Rice Platform, the MRV Toolbox provides links and resources […]

Evidence for Resilient Agriculture (ERA)

Evidence for Resilient Agriculture (ERA) platform provides access to data and tools designed to target which agricultural technologies work where. […]

Reorienting emissions research to catalyse African agricultural development

A comment in Nature Climate Change promoting a shift in agricultural research priorities to focus on collecting high-quality activity data […]

A framework for identifying country-specific MRV improvement needs in the livestock sector: Lessons from Kenya, Ethiopia and Nigeria

This report summarizes the results of consultations, assessment and prioritization of measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) needs with stakeholders in […]

Inventory of greenhouse gas emissions from cattle, sheep and goats in Ethiopia (1994-2018) calculated using the IPCC Tier 2 approach

This report summarizes the state of Ethiopia’s livestock GHG profile and estimates emissions from dairy cattle, other cattle, sheep and […]

Source-selective and Emission-adjusted greenhouse gas CalculaTOR for cropland (SECTOR) tool

SECTOR is a Greenhouse Gas Calculator for cropland based on the IPCC Tier 2 approach for rice and other crops. […]

Enhancing investment in soil health and carbon storage: Frontiers for linking finance and carbon accounting

This website houses resources, recordings, and presentations of the 2020 webinar and hackathon “Enhancing investment in soil health and carbon […]

Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture (MICCA) Program

The MICCA program has produced dozens of publications on climate-smart agriculture, some of which are quite detailed, most of which […]

How soil carbon accounting can improve to support investment-oriented actions promoting soil carbon storage

This CCAFS Info Note summarizes the major conclusions and key insights of the 2020 webinar and hackathon “​Enhancing investment in […]

Global database of GHG emissions related to feed crops

Global GHG database on feed-crops provided by the Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance Partnership (LEAP). Downloadable information on GHG emissions […]

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 […]

NDC Climate Toolbox

The NDC Toolbox Navigator is a searchable database of tools, guidance, and advisory support to help countries implement their NDCs […]

The Cool Farm Tool

The Cool Farm Tool is a farm-level GHG emissions calculator that integrates both crop and livestock systems by quantifying on-farm […]

Carbon Storage Potential of Silvopastoral Systems of Colombia

This journal article examines the potential of silvopastoral systems to store carbon in Colombia. Results indicate that there is potential […]

Trees Matter: Accounting for silvopastoral systems’ contributions to national GHG inventories

This policy brief covers research by the CGIAR Research Programs on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and Livestock […]

Quality Assurance/ Quality Control (QA/QC) and Verification

The tool allows users to compare national GHG inventory data for the AFOLU sector reported to the UNFCCC with data […]

The Ex-Ante Carbon Balance Tool (EX-ACT)

The EX-ACT tool is a project-level tool for estimating the net GHG impact of AFOLU projects and policies. The website […]

IPCC emission factor database (EFDB)

Official library of IPCC-recognized emission factors and other parameters with background documentation or technical references that can be used for […]

Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) methodologies for agriculture

CDM provides methodologies for: Rice cultivation Livestock Manure management Fertilizer management Mulching These methodologies are intended for monitoring of CDM […]

Livestock Activity Data Guidance (L-ADG): Methods and guidance on compilation of activity data for Tier 2 livestock GHG inventories

The Livestock Activity Data Guidance (L-ADG) provides practical methods for countries to estimate the activity data used to compile livestock […]

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 […]

GSOC MRV Protocol

The GSOC MRV Protocol is a protocol for measurement, monitoring, reporting and verification of soil organic carbon in agricultural landscapes.  […]

UNFCCC website for Biennial Update Report submissions by developing countries

Non-Annex I Parties, consistent with their capabilities and the level of support provided for reporting, should submit their first BUR […]

UNFCCC website for National Communication submissions by developing countries

Non-Annex I Parties are required to submit their first NC within three years of entering the Convention, and every four […]

Finalized methods by sector (Australia)

The Australian Government’s Department of the Environment and Energy has compiled a compendium of approved methodologies for estimating GHG impacts […]

Spreadsheet templates for IPCC Tier 2 livestock emission sources

National GHG inventories are often compiled using specialist software, such as the IPCC Inventory Software or ALU Software. The ALU […]

Agro-Chain Greenhouse Gas Emissions (ACE) calculator

The Agro-Chain Greenhouse Gas Emissions (ACE) calculator is a tool for estimating total GHG emissions associated with a food product. […]

Template spreadsheets for assessing the availability of Tier 2 livestock activity data

This spreadsheet complements the Livestock Activity Data Guidance (L-ADG) published by the GRA and CCAFS. L-ADG provides suggestions on how […]

Template spreadsheet for assessing the quality of Tier 2 livestock activity data

This spreadsheet complements the Livestock Activity Data Guidance (L-ADG) published by the GRA and CCAFS.  L-ADG provides suggestions on how […]

Methods and guidance to support MRV of livestock emissions: Methods for data collection, analysis and summary results from a pilot baseline survey for the Kenya dairy NAMA

This working paper documents the first attempt at implementing a survey and analyzing the survey data to establish a standardized […]

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 […]

Introducing a new tool for greenhouse gas calculation tailored for cropland: rationale, operational framework and potential application

This journal article assesses different applications of the GHG calculator named SECTOR (Source-selective and Emission-adjusted GHG CalculaTOR for Cropland), mainly […]

AlimenTro: Recursos Alimenticios para Animales del Tropico

AlimenTro is a feed composition database focusing on tropical forages and feedstuffs specific to Columbia. CORPOICA

UNFCCC-CDM Project case studies

There are many example projects in the searchable project database; a majority of projects involve methane recovery from manure management […]

FAO online courses

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

Case study: Country inventory (Austria)

This case study describes the countries approach to inventory compilation for livestock methane emissions. Livestock included: dairy and non-dairy cattle, […]

Case study: Inventory practice (Digestibility – Slovenia)

Accounting for the effects of increased concentrate use on gross energy intake and digestible energy This case study is part […]

Case study: Inventory Practice (Livestock characterization – Austria)

Dealing with missing data for livestock characterization in Austria This case study is part of a series, Inventory Practice, that explains […]

Case study: Inventory practice (QA/QC – Denmark)

Verification of Denmark’s inventory inputs and results This case study is part of a series, Inventory Practice, that explains methods […]

Case study: Country inventory (Bulgaria)

Methane from enteric fermentation and N2O from animal sources have consistently been identified as key sources in Bulgaria’s GHG inventory. […]

Case study: Inventory Practice (Digestibility – USA)

Estimating digestible energy and methane conversion rates for feedlot cattle in the USA This case study is part of a […]

Case study: Inventory practice (Livestock characterization – Uruguay)

Livestock characterization in Uruguay This case study is part of a series, Inventory Practice, that explains methods of MRV inventory […]

Case study: Inventory practice (QA/QC – Norway)

QA/QC in Norway’s GHG inventory This case study is part of a series, Inventory Practice, that explains methods of MRV […]

Case study: Country inventory (Denmark)

The agriculture sector in Denmark contributes 21% of the country’s overall GHG emissions, excluding LULUCF. Denmark’s agriculture emissions are dominated […]

Case study: Inventory practice (Feed digestibility – Latvia)

Improving feed digestibility estimates in Latvia This case study is part of a series, Inventory Practice, that explains methods of MRV […]

Case study: Inventory practice (Livestock characterization – New Zealand)

Regional characterization of dairy cattle in New Zealand This case study is part of a series, Inventory Practice, that explains […]

Case study: Inventory practice (QA/QC – Poland)

QA/QC in Poland’s GHG inventory This case study is part of a series, Inventory Practice, that explains methods of MRV […]

Case study: Country inventory (Estonia)

The total population of livestock in Estonia has been decreasing since 1990, enteric fermentation from cattle is a key source […]

Case study: Inventory practice (Feed digestibility – Moldova)

Estimating a time series for cattle feed digestibility in Moldova This case study is part of a series, Inventory Practice, that […]

Case study: Inventory practice (Livestock characterization – Georgia)

Livestock characterization and herd structure modeling in Georgia This case study is part of a series, Inventory Practice, that explains methods […]