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Forestry and Climate ChangeGreenhouse Gas Modelling

Greenhouse Gas Modelling

The Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) Sector has some unique characteristics with respect to developing greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory and modelling methods. Land use change and management influence a variety of ecosystem processes that affect greenhouse gas fluxes involving transformations of carbon and nitrogen that are driven by the biological and physical processes.

The factors governing emissions and removals can be both natural and anthropogenic (direct and indirect) and it can be difficult to clearly distinguish between causal factors. Recognising this complexity of GHG inventory and modelling methods requires a practical and operational approach.

Indufor applies GHG modelling techniques and has experience in developing baselines, reference levels and reference emission levels for forest carbon projects, as well as national and sub-national programs. We are well versed in the most up-to-date methodologies and international standards, such as the Verified Carbon Standard methodologies, Social Carbon, the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance standards, Clean Development Mechanism and the guidance from the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

An Indufor staff member is part of UNEP’s Technical Working Group on Carbon Asset Risk to develop the financial sector’s GHG accounting guidance and carbon risk guidance.

Products and Services:

  • Reference emission level/reference level development
  • Baseline development and projections
  • Carbon stored in harvested wood products
  • Carbon risk assessment
  • Corporate GHG accounting for the pulp and paper Industry.