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Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture (MICCA) Programme

Latin America and the Caribbean

MICCA provides support to the governments in the Latin America and the Caribbean region. An important part of MICCA's programme on capacity development is to support the regular development and submission of national GHG inventories to the UNFCCC. Focus has been given to regional, sub-regional and country level activities.

MICCA support for GHG data in Latin America and the Caribbean

2017: The UNFCCC secretariat in collaboration with UNDP, CGE and FAO, organized a workshop on Building of Sustainable National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Management Systems, and the Use of the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories for the Latin America and Caribbean Region. It took place in Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia, 13-16 June with the active participation of 31 experts from around 20 countries of the region.

The workshop has built capacity on GHG inventory preparation for developing countries. MICCA has exclusively and entirely covered the AFOLU component of the workshop.

More information is available here and here

2014: Mesoamerican FAO Workshop on National Emission Inventories and mitigation plans in agriculture & land-use, land-use change and forestry, Costa Rica.
The aim of the workshop was to acknowledge technical and institutional capacities and to identify gaps for the preparation of national GHG inventories and Biennial Update Reports (BURs). For more information FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean press release.

2013: Second FAO workshop on Statistics for Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Trinidad and Tobago.
The workshop was organised to raise awareness on agricultural statistics in the context of UNFCCC national GHG reporting processes, to assess technical and institutional gaps, and to facilitate a dialogue between Ministries of Agriculture, National Statistical Agencies, and Bureaus responsible for national GHG reporting. The workshop, which was organised in liaison with Instituto Interamericano de Cooperacion para la Agricultura, was attended by eighteen countries. Participants used this opportunity to share their experiences and to begin working toward solutions to the challenges they are tackling in their respective countries.