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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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

FAO online courses

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

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 […]

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 […]

AlimenTro: Recursos Alimenticios para Animales del Tropico

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 (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 (Institutional arrangements – UK)

Institutional arrangements for compilation of the UK’s livestock emissions inventory This case study is part of a series, Inventory Practice, that […]

Case study: Inventory practice (Manure management – Canada)

Structured elicitation of expert judgement in Canada’s initial Tier 2 inventory This case study is part of a series, Inventory […]

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 […]

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 (Institutional arrangements – Denmark)

Institutional arrangements for data supply in Denmark’s inventory This case study is part of a series, Inventory Practice, that explains methods […]

Case study: Inventory practice (Information resources – Norway)

The role of cow recording systems in Norway’s Tier 2 approach This case study is part of a series, Inventory […]

Case study: Country inventory (India)

India has used a country-specific Tier 2 approach for cattle and small ruminant enteric fermentation emissions since submitting its first […]

Case study: Inventory practice (Milk yield – Canada)

Estimating a time series for milk yields in Canada This case study is part of a series, Inventory Practice, that explains […]

Case study: Inventory practice (Data management – Denmark)

Integrated data management in Denmark This case study is part of a series, Inventory Practice, that explains methods of MRV inventory […]

Case study: Inventory practice (R&D platform – UK)

UK’s GHG R&D Platform supports inventory improvements This case study is part of a series, Inventory Practice, that explains methods […]

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, […]

Case study: Country inventory (Ireland)

About 90% of Ireland’s agricultural land area is used for grazing or hay and grass silage production. Livestock products account […]

Case study: Inventory Practice (Cattle weight – UK)

Estimating cattle weights in the UK This case study is part of a series, Inventory Practice, that explains methods of MRV […]

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 […]

Case study: Inventory practice (Uncertainty analysis – New Zealand)

Uncertainty analysis to prioritize further research in New Zealand This case study is part of a series, Inventory Practice, that […]

Case study: Country inventory (Japan)

Total emissions from enteric fermentation was identified as a key category in Japan’s 1990 inventory, and are still a key […]

Case study: Inventory practice (Feed digestibility – UK)

Estimating digestibility using a country-specific approach in the UK This case study is part of a series, Inventory Practice, that explains […]

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 (Feed tables – Denmark)

Use of existing data on cattle diets in Denmark This case study is part of a series, Inventory Practice, that […]

Case study: Country inventory (Sweden)

The cattle industry in Sweden has, as in other developed countries, undergone large changes in structure and intensity in recent […]

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 population – Croatia)

Livestock population estimates in Croatia This case study is part of a series, Inventory Practice, that explains methods of MRV […]

Case study: Inventory practice (Feed tables – Lithuania)

Use of feed tables to estimate gross energy in Lithuania This case study is part of a series, Inventory Practice, […]

Case study: Country inventory (The Netherlands)

The Netherlands has a strong history in agriculture. Livestock (dairy, swine and poultry), horticulture and arable farming are still major […]