Aims to improve the evidence base and to better connect governments and relevant expertise to subsequently improve the quality of agricultural NDC’s and the way their achievements are reflected by national GHG inventories.

In the context or agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, inventories remain the main tool connecting policy with mitigation.

However, many countries face major challenges with either a lack of relevant data or non-existent data. Only 5 out of 141 countries conduct a tier 2 inventory for their agriculture sector.

Further, increases in productivity and efficiency are not captured in developing nations and most national inventories do not yet have direct mitigation technologies included.

An objective of the Network is to facilitate links across organizations, research institutes and government so that the expertise is accessible.

It will also share information, knowledge, and data on inventory methods to identify priorities for collaboration that improve comparability, coherence, quality, and verifiability of emissions trends and potential mitigation actions.

The Network will focus on:

  • Increasing access to methods to improve the collection of activity data as well as inform the collection of greenhouse gas emissions and uptake data where it has not previously been available;
  • providing technical support and skills training, for capacity building and knowledge transfer;
  • building upon existing shared databases and developing new platforms where necessary; and
  • creating in-country capability and avoiding international consultancy so as to build country capabilities.

GHG Inventory and NDC support activities in specific areas related to the other research groups have been carried out by those research groups. For further information on these activities can be found under the relevant Research Group pages.

The Livestock Research Group (LRG):

Paddy Rice Research Group (PRRG): 

Membership

The Inventories and NDC Network comprises of 120 members across 60 countries and 7 partners. Updates on the Network are communicated in the Inventories and NDC Support Newsletter.

Andrea Pickering

Ministry for Primary Industries

New Zealand

Andrea.Pickering@mpi.govt.nz

Richard Eckard

University of Melbourne

Australia

rjeckard@unimelb.edu.au

Ngonidzashe Chirinda

International Centre For Tropical Agriculture

Colombia

n.chirinda@cgiar.org

Marci Baranski

US Department of Agriculture

USA

marci.baranski@usda.gov

Alberto Sanz-Cobena

Polytechnic University of Madrid

Spain

a.sanz@upm.es