Info Note: Monitoring, reporting and verification of greenhouse gas emissions from livestock: current practices and opportunities for improvement
This info note provides research on the monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from livestock in order to support and guide Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Included is information on: 1) the importance of focusing on MRV of livestock emissions, 2) the current state of livestock MRV and mitigation actions, 3) improving national GHG inventories, 4) improving MRV of mitigation actions, and 5) recommendations to support MRV improvement.
Research found that despite 92 countries including livestock-related emissions in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), few countries have adequate means for tracking mitigation. As countries begin to implement their NDCs, there is strong interest and need to improve methods for measuring, reporting and verifying emission reductions in the livestock sector.
The info note outlines that in order to improve MRV, developing countries and their international partners should improve national GHG inventories through policies, institutions and supporting conditions, and improve MRV of mitigation actions.
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