Registration is now open for an advanced course on GREENHOUSE GAS ASSESSMENT AND MITIGATION IN AGRICULTURE: CONCEPTS, METHODS AND SIMULATION TOOLS. This training opportunity will take place in Zaragoza, Spain from 30 March – 3 April 2020.
This course will provide knowledge on the processes underlying GHG emissions and soil C sinks, measuring methodologies and modelling tools in cropping systems. Methods for national GHG inventories and mitigation options analysis, including socioeconomic assessment, will be presented. Practical work based on real case studies will also be organized. At the end of the course participants will have:
- Better understanding of the sources and drivers controlling GHG emissions from cropping systems.
- Insights on GHG mitigation options and their socio-economic assessment.
- Criteria for designing and improving national inventories.
- An overview of state-of-the-art methods for measuring GHG emissions and soil C changes.
- Improved skills in the use of simulation models and tools for estimating GHG emissions and soil C changes at different scales.
- A holistic view of available tools to support informed decision making.
The course is jointly organized by the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM), through the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (IAMZ), the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Red REMEDIA (Scientific network for greenhouse gas mitigation in the agroforestry sector) and the 4 per 1000 Initiative.