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AgLEDx Resource Platform for Low-Emission Development

AgLED is intended to be a guide to climate change mitigation in agriculture and food systems for those new and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

GSOC MRV Protocol

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 (Manure management – Japan)

Choice of emission factor for manure management in Japan This case study is part of a series Inventory Practice that […]

Case study: Inventory practice (Institutional arrangements – Norway)

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

Case study: Inventory practice (Sensitivity analysis – Senegal)

Sensitivity analysis to prioritize improvements in Senegal This case study is part of a series, Inventory Practice, that explains methods […]

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 […]