Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Toolbox

Tool Details

Estimating GHG emissions and carbon sequestration in agriculture, forestry and other land use with EX-ACT

Year of publication 2019
Are you aware that AFOLU contributes to carbon sequestration as co-benefits through productive and sustainable landscape management? At the same time, Agriculture, Forestry and Land Use Change (AFOLU) is the second largest emitter of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions worldwide. GHG accounting in the AFOLU sector is an important indicator and integral to the design and planning of landscape interventions. The EX-Ante Carbon-balance Tool (EX-ACT), developed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), is a user-friendly tool for estimating GHG emissions and carbon sequestration in AFOLU projects. The target audience for this course includes project developers, professionals who work on agriculture, forest, livestock, watershed restoration, grassland management, as well as those who are interested in GHG accounting.
Type of Tool
Scale of Application
Forest Management Unit, National
Forest Type
All forest types (natural and planted)
Primary Designated Function
Management Responsibility