Le Programme sur l'Atténuation du Changement Climatique dans l'Agriculture (MICCA)
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Monitoring and Assessment of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Mitigation Potential in Agriculture
Countries regularly report their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from all sectors to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), including emissions from agriculture, forestry and other land use changes (AFOLU). While developed countries publish detailed emissions accounts every year, many developing countries and especially least-developed countries lack the capacity to assess and report their emission levels, especially for their agricultural sectors. As a result, only a few developing countries have been able to submit GHG emission reports since 1990. In general:
FAO has significant potential to fill this information gap. First, through its access to long-term, internationally accepted global data on agricultural activities, FAO is uniquely positioned to develop a coherent GHG database for all AFOLU sectors by country. Second, FAO can act as an impartial institution and honest broker in assessing GHG emissions data, providing its country members with a quality control and quality assurance mechanism in support of national inventory reporting. Third, through the new database FAO can help identify climate responses that are consistent with key rural development objectives of its member countries, supporting actions that ensure food security while preserving natural resources, increasing resilience and creating new employment opportunities.
To this end, while the FAOSTAT GHG database is not a replacement for UNFCCC reporting requirements, it can provide significant support to FAO member countries along four key dimensions:
The Monitoring and Assessment of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Mitigation Potential in Agriculture (MAGHG) project is financially supported by Germany and Norway.
Side event and presentation at Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics – 24
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