Guidelines and Tools
E-learning Course: The National Greenhouse Gas Inventory for Land Use
This free online course provides knowledge to build a sustainable national GHG inventory and to assess emissions from the land use sector. It provides an overview of the biological and physical processes behind GHG emissions and removals associated with forestry and other land use. In addition, it offers comprehensive guidance for calculating GHG emissions using the IPCC default method and emissions factors. Lastly, the course includes a series of exercises that allows the user to apply the acquired knowledge. The course is particularly useful for staff in national agencies to strengthen institutional and technical capacities. The training material can also help them to meet the requirements of the enhanced transparency framework (ETF) of the Paris Agreement, built to ensure trust and confidence in countries’ contributions. The course offers a helping hand in this endeavour, guiding the learner through the preparation of the GHG inventory. It is also useful for anybody wishing to improve their knowledge on IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) methodologies and the UNFCCC (UN Framework Convention on Climate Change) reporting processes. This course is part of the e-learning series "Building a sustainable national greenhouse gas inventory for Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use" aimed at strengthening institutional and technical capacities in national entities and allow them to meet the enhanced transparency requirements of the Paris Agreement.
Publisher: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Area: GHG inventory