Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture (MICCA) Programme
Greenhouse gas emissions database and analysis
Within FAO, the Climate, Energy and Land Tenure Division in collaboration with the Statistics Division is building a global inventory of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from all agricultural activities, including crop production, livestock, forestry, fisheries and land use changes.
The new database on GHG emissions is based on data from FAOSTAT and the Global Forest Resources Assessments (FRA) as well as on information on land-use change officially reported by countries. It applies the simplest, yet robust default Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) methodology (Tier 1) to calculate the GHG emissions associated with every activity from 1990 to 2010. The result is a country-specific database with global coverage, methodologically consistent and continuously updated from FAOSTAT data. Building this activity on FAO data also ensures long-term sustainability with regular updates of the estimates.
The database distinguishes the emissions from agriculture and those derived from land use, land-use change and forestry.
The GHG Agriculture domain contains non-CO2 emission estimations, which includes:
The GHG LULUCF domain covers:
Inception Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Statistics
Presentations from the workshop, which was held on 5-6 October in Da Lat, Viet Nam, are now available on the MAGHG Capacity Building page
Tel. +39 06 570 52169