Other AFOLU resources
Online Carbon Accounting Tools
- The Grow Asia Counter allows producers to estimate, compare and monitor the greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural commodity production in Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar and the Philippines. The tool is being used by 261 partner organizations and is directly impacting 471,000 small farmers.
- The Watershed Ecosystems Service Tool (WESTool) is a land use planning tool built for decision-makers in Cambodia. By applying advanced water modeling and satellite imagery to estimate expected changes in water availability, sediment and nutrient loss, water pollution and greenhouse gas emissions associated with land use changes, it can help determine the best policies and practices for agriculture and land management. It has been used to calculate ecosystem services for 80 percent of Cambodia’s land, home to 8.7 million people.
- The USAID AFOLU Calculator was developed to help USAID and its implementers determine the greenhouse gas impacts of their land use activities. Now available to all users, it employs scientifically robust accounting methods and data to estimate the climate impacts of forest protection, forest management, afforestation/reforestation, cropland management, grazing land management and clean cookstove activities around the globe.
- The World Bank Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) Decision Support Tool is an interactive online tool that allows countries to make data-driven decisions in the development of their REDD+ programs. By allowing countries to explore the implications of key REDD+ decisions and create initial estimates of historical emissions from deforestation, degradation and enhancements, it is a powerful tool for planning REDD+ programs.
Forest Landscape Restoration Carbon Accounting Excel-Based Tools and Databases
- The Global CO2 Removals Database offers annual carbon sequestration rates for forest landscape restoration (FLR) activities worldwide, including natural regeneration, planted forests and woodlots, agroforestry, and mangrove restoration. The sequestration rates were constructed by developing customized growth curves for these reforestation and afforestation practices using data from over 350 peer-reviewed studies. See the paper published in the open-access Journal of Carbon Balance and Management for more information on how the database was developed.
- The Forest Landscape Restoration Climate Impact Tool draws from the Global CO2 Removals Database and automatically estimates the amount of carbon sequestered from reforestation activities based on the geographic location and extent of FLR activities entered by the user.
Forest Carbon and Greenhouse Gas Inventory Resources
- Guidelines and tools for terrestrial carbon accounting and LEDS planning under the USAID LEAF program: A series of tools were developed under Winrock’s USAID LEAF program to provide technical guidance and support in the implementation of climate change mitigation activities. They include a number of modules as part of a Technical Guidance Series on forest monitoring, mainstreaming guidelines and a checklist for integration of gender into climate change activities, and tools to guide carbon stock assessments.
- Guidance on Applying the Monte Carlo Approach to Uncertainty Analyses in Forestry and Greenhouse Gas Accounting fills information gaps that currently exist in international literature on how to carry out uncertainty analyses in forestry and greenhouse gas accounting. In particular, it serves as a technical guide for analysts who desire to apply the Monte Carlo approach in these analyses.
- Infographic summary booklet of FAO’s activities to enhance national capacities to report on climate change for the AFOLU sector (English, French, Spanish)
- Information on the FAO REDD+/National Forest Monitoring cluster, part of the FAO Forestry Department (link)
- Voluntary Guidelines on National Forest Monitoring (also available in other 5 languages)
- Strengthening National Forest Systems for REDD+ (soon in Spanish)
- From reference levels to results reporting: REDD+ under the UNFCCC and its 2018 update
- Open Foris and SEPAL (System for Earth Observation Data Access, Processing and Analysis for Land Monitoring)