‘Rainbow water’ – new evidence on the impacts of land evaporation on regional climate

During the UNFCCC technical meeting in Bon, Germany, ASB Partnership and World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) scientists organized a side event held in Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF), University of Bonn where they introduced a new dimension to evidence on climate change science known as ‘rainbow water’. This is actually an acronym that

Submissions to the UNFCCC - Reference Emission Levels (REL)

REDD+ is a mechanism that aims to reward developing countries that avoid deforestation and/or implement activities that sequester carbon.

Scientists gather to discuss how to improve Africa's participation in global carbon markets

Mombasa 29 March 2010:
Scientists from 14 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa are gathering today for the start of a 3-day workshop to address the role of sustainable agriculture, forestry and agroforestry in the fight against climate change. They are expected to determine research priorities and next steps for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) and agriculture in the region. The workshop is co-hosted by the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the World Agroforestry Centre.

Measuring carbon in complex landscapes with trees - ICRAF/ASB side event at SBSTA32

How do you account for carbon stored outside forests?

Global agricultural alliance sets its research agenda

The Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases, which was originally announced in Copenhagen last year, has laid out its research agenda. Alliance members agreed on three research strands: crop management research led by the United States; livestock

VCS Public Consultation: Proposal for Inclusion of Peatland Rewetting and Conservation

The Voluntary Carbon Standard Association (VCSA) today announces a public consultation on the proposed inclusion of Peatland Rewetting and Conservation (PRC) under the VCS Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) program. The current scope of the VCS AFOLU program includes four project categories;

Carbon Finance Possibilities for Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use Projects in a Smallholder Context

The FAO has published an overview of Carbon Finance Possibilities for Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) projects in a smallholder context. The report catalogues current funding and financing opportunities, as well as practical steps for project development, including accounting and validation.

Identification of Agricultural Mitigation Projects in Developing Countries

Under the Agricultural Mitigation Programme at FAO a new five-year project was launched at the beginning of this year on Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture (MICCA: with initial funding from the Finnish Government.
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