Methodologies and guidelines for greenhouse gas assessments
Guidance for the standardized greenhouse assessment of agriculture, forestry and other land use projects PDF
This guide is tailored to financial institutions, multilateral and bilateral donors and their implementing agencies, international organizations and national governments, seeking to quantify the greenhouse mitigation benefits of agriculture, forestry and other land use sector project activities.
Greenhouse gas emissions and fossil energy use from poultry supply chains: Guidelines for assessmentPDF
The guidelines aim to introduce a harmonized international approach to the assessment of the environmental performance of poultry supply chains in a manner that takes account of the specificity of the various production systems involved. It aims to increase understanding of poultry supply chains...
Greenhouse gas emissions and fossil energy use from small ruminant supply chains. Guidelines for assessment.PDF
The guidelines aim to introduce a harmonized international approach to the assessment of the environmental performance of small ruminant supply chains in a manner that takes account of the specificity of the various production systems involved. It aims to increase understanding of small ruminant...
Smallholder dairy methodologyPDF
This methodology presents requirements for developing and assessing a standardized baseline for quantifying greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions in smallholder dairy systems. It also includes guidance for quantifying baseline GHG emissions from dairy production in a defined geographical area...
Methods for estimating greenhouse gas emissions from food systemsPDF
This paper is part of a series detailing novel methodologies for estimating key components of food systems emissions, with a view to disseminate the information in FAOSTAT. It provides a methodology for estimating the GHG emissions associated with emissions from waste in the food system (e.g.,...
2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas InventoriesWebsite
This guidance assists countries in compiling complete, national inventories of greenhouse gases. The guidance has been structured so that any country, regardless of experience or resources, should be able to produce reliable estimates of their emissions and removals of these gases. The series...
2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas InventoriesWebsite
The 2019 Refinement does not revise the 2006 IPCC Guidelines, but update, supplement and/or elaborate the 2006 IPCC Guidelines where gaps or out-of-date science have been identified. It will not replace the 2006 IPCC Guidelines. It should be used in conjunction with the 2006 IPCC Guidelines. The...
Guidance for setting up and enhancing national technical teams for GHG inventories in developing countriesPDF
In a step-by-step process, this guidance aims to assist developing countries in meeting a significant part of their reporting requirements to the UNFCCC, i.e. the national GHG inventory, by setting up or enhancing national technical teams for the preparation and reporting of GHG inventories on a...
Greenhouse gas emissions ruminant supply chains: A global life cycle assessmentPDF
This study looks at the quantification of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions arising from livestock food chains, performing a life cycle assessment (LCA). LCA methods are also used to measure other environmental impacts. The study covers the main livestock sectors: beef, dairy, pigs, poultry, small...
Policy Strategies and Challenges for Climate Change Mitigation in the Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) SectorPDF
This study uses GLOBIOM ‒ the most detailed global economic model of agriculture, land use, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions ‒ to assess the effectiveness of different policies in cutting net emissions from the Agriculture, Forestry, and Other Land Use (AFOLU) sector, with a view to helping...
Emissions Gap Report 2021PDF
With climate change intensifying and scientists warning that humanity is running out of time to limit global warming to 1.5°C over pre-industrial levels, 2021 has been a fraught year for the planet. The Emissions Gap Report 2021: The Heat Is On is the 12th edition in an annual series that...
Emissions Gap Report 2022Website
The report is the 13th edition in an annual series that provides an overview of the difference between where greenhouse emissions are predicted to be in 2030 and where they should be to avert the worst impacts of climate change. The report shows that updated national pledges since COP26 – held...
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|Collection Updated||November 2022|