Agriculture is the world’s leading emitter of methane and nitrous oxide, and the principal driver of deforestation. Agriculture contributes a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions. On the other hand, Sustainable Land Management for agriculture can play a major role in mitigating climate change through reducing GHG emissions and increasing carbon sequestration.
It is essential to understand and quantify the GHG emissions and carbon sequestration potential of agricultural and sustainable land management projects, when we talk about sustainability and low-carbon development.
In this e-course, you will receive an introduction to several Greenhouse Gas Accounting Tools that could be used to analyze Sustainable Land Management projects, policies and strategies.
It will start by explaining why it is necessary to carry out Greenhouse Gas accounting analysis as part of sustainable land management investment planning. It will then lead into sharing a series of key concepts when it comes to GHG accounting. Finally, it will introduce six of the most commonly-used GHG accounting tools for Sustainable Land Management projects. After 45 minutes of learning, you will be able to choose the most appropriate tool that works the best for your projects.