This webpage provides an overview of InVEST, a modular toolset to quantify, visualize and compare the delivery of key ecosystem services under different scenarios of land, water, and marine uses.
This e-course provides step-by-step instructions on how to carry out GHG and carbon accounting using the EX-ACT tool for projects in the AFOLU sector. The e-course has 3 modules: (1) AFOLU and Climate Change; (2) Step-by-Step Guide to EX-ACT; and (3) Applications. It is intended for project developers, professionals who work on agriculture, forest, livestock, watershed restoration, grassland management, as well as those who are interested in GHG accounting.
This webpage provides information on the EX-ACT tool, a Microsoft Excel-based tool equipped with resource (tables, maps, FAO statistical data) to assess land use and management practices. The tool helps users populate the tool using IPCC default values (Tier 1) and/or region specific coefficients (Tier 2), and allows them to compare GHG impacts with and without the project.
This webpage provides an overview of the CLUE model, a flexible, generic land use modeling framework that allows scale and context-specific specification for regional applications. The model is distributed as freeware and can be downloaded together with tutorials through the website.
This presentation provides an overview of the ALU software to produce GHG inventories in the agriculture and land use sectors by facilitating data management, quality assurance (QA)/quality check (QC), calculations, and reporting. It can also provide useful indicators for environmental assessment and management, as well as economic development and planning.
This video provides an introduction to the Agriculture and Land Use Greenhouse Gas Inventory (ALU) Software, which guides an inventory compiler through the process of estimating GHG emissions and removals related to agricultural and forestry activities. The software simplifies the process of conducting the inventory by dividing the inventory analysis into steps to facilitate the compilation of activity data, assignment of emission factors, and completion of the calculations. The software is also designed to support an evaluation of mitigation potentials using the inventory data as a baseline for projecting emission trends associated with management alternatives.
This guidebook describes the “Effectiveness Guide”, which is built into the AFOLU Carbon Calculator’s Tools. The Effectiveness Guide generates an effectiveness rating for project activities, which is an estimated measure of the overall success of a project activity in terms of achieving GHG emissions reductions.
This video provides guidance on how to use the AFOLU Carbon Calculator Agroforestry Tool to estimate the carbon impacts of project activities that establish agroforestry systems.
This video provides an overview of the AFOLU Calculator, which employs IPCC-based accounting methods to help users estimate the carbon dioxide (CO2) benefits and potential climate impacts of eight different types of land-based project activities: forest protection, forest management, afforestation/reforestation, agroforestry, cropland management, grazing land management, forest degradation by fuelwood, and support/development of policies.