In order to facilitate the different activities of targeting climate change mitigation in agriculture, decision makers can today choose from a wider range of available GHG tools. These tools follow different main objectives that are again reflected in different data needs, geographical scope, coverage along the value chain as well as regional and sub-sector specificity. Each tool is characterized by certain competitive advantages and is often the first methodological choice in regards to its own field of specialization.
In order to facilitate a better informed tool selection, IRD, ADEME and FAO have build upon the outcome of the AgER project (Carbon-Balance: Agriculture at the Regional Scale) and the on this page available studies from Colomb et al. (2012, 2013) by providing a multi-criteria GHG tool selector.
This interactive website considers 18 GHG calculators (c.f. Colomb et al., 2012) and allows users to specify the main preferences for their analysis using the criteria:
- Region of analysis
- Aim of analysis
- Speed and ease of use
- Scope of the assessment:
- By activity
- By emission source
Based on these specifications the website then lists the set of best fitting tools on the bottom of the page. By clicking on each GHG tool, users are subsequently provided with detailed information and weblinks. Access the tool from the download section on the right or by clicking on the image.