moja global provides next generation tools for estimating emissions and removals of greenhouse gases from the land sector
For donors investing in land sector emissions reductions
Reliable results even in challenging environments
The moja global approach delivers reliable results even in environments where data is limited. The basis for land use change observations is directly sourced satellite imagery. Local data is compared to results from global data sets. Software is open source in order to allow for easy review and, where possible, software is certified by third parties. moja global software is capable of working with different models to meet the requirements of the data that is available. moja global produces reliable results with a known margin of error
Results based funding
moja global software complies with the TACCC principles from the Paris Agreement: Transparency, Accuracy, Consistency, Completeness and Comparability. This is essential because donors would like these conditions to be met before releasing results based payments. Meeting these conditions will further allow for better comparison of approaches taken in different countries leading to more effective interventions.
Consistent from project level up to national level
The moja global software allows users to drill down from national level to provincial level, district level or even to single forest carbon project. Projects might have more data and more precise measurements for their area. moja global software always uses the most precise data available to calculate carbon flows. As a result, the reported emissions and removals are consistent between every level whether project, district, provincial, or national level.
As moja global software is adopted by more and more countries, the emissions estimations of these countries can all utilize the same systems and methods. This uniform approach across user member countries will make the emissions estimations comparable between countries and ultimately even tradable. It will provide transparency around the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) and international climate finance flows. For these flows to increase, it is crucial that transparency is provided on the fulfillment of Parties' commitments and the outcomes on the ground. Comparability of results will also help to improve the effectiveness of climate finance, policy approaches, and field level implementation
For countries looking for a flexible MRV system
Compliant with international reporting requirements
moja global has been designed in line with internationally agreed standards and methodologies. Where possible, moja global will get third party reviews of its software to certify compliance with international obligations. The emissions estimations produced by the software are formatted in accordance with the UNFCCC reporting template and can be directly uploaded to the UNFCCC reporting platform.
Projections and scenarios
There are many tools and methods that can estimate greenhouse gas flows from the land sector but moja global software allows decision makers to compare the impact of the various policy options that they have. This same scenario building capacity allows carbon projects to plan their management interventions to maximize carbon sequestration.
Policy priorities in addition to emissions
In addition to estimates and projections of greenhouse gases, the data used for moja global MRV, can also be used for a wide range of other applications. moja global will share the applications that other countries have developed. These applications focus on country priorities like food security, crop insurance, water management, biodiversity protection, etc. Most of these apps are using the same data sets as the software used for emissions estimations. This increases the return on investment considerably as for every data set collected, a whole range of applications can produce essential policy and management information.
One system that adapts to available data
moja global software can adapt to the data that a country has available. Initially, for example, a country might decide to run a Tier 1 approach with international data for soils but a Tier 3 approach for forests. moja global software can accommodate this mixed Tier approach. As more data becomes available, the models in the system can then be upgraded accordingly, resulting in increasing accuracy of outputs. Additionally, as accuracy increases more and more options for co-benefits become available as well.