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

Sadie Shelton

This report provides an overview of current practices, challenges and opportunities in the measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) of livestock greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and emission reductions by developing countries in the context of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The report describes MRV obligations under the UNFCCC (Chapter 2), current practices in compiling and reporting livestock GHG emissions through national GHG inventories (Chapter 3) and MRV of mitigation actions (Chapter 4), and highlights opportunities for improvement (Chapter 5).

Wilkes A, Reisinger A, Wollenberg E, van Dijk S


Wageningen, the Netherlands: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and Global Research Alliance for Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA)