moja global helps countries understand their emissions today and plan their reductions for tomorrow.
moja global is an international collaboration managed by those who use or develop the software.
moja global is housed as a project under the Linux Foundation
Map land use
moja global can help with land cover mapping using satellite imagery as a basis. If land use maps have already been developed, the information can be fed into the moja global software. More software will identify when pixels changed from one land use to another over time (e.g. from forest to agriculture).
Calculate GHG flows
Scientific models are used to determine how much CO2 is removed from the atmosphere by crops or trees and how much CO2 is released when, for example, forests are cut down. moja global software models the emissions and removals of greenhouse gases in each pixel of the land use maps. Then all emissions and removals are added up to obtain an estimate for country, province or project area.
Forecast policy impact on GHG emissions
Once historical flows are known, managing future greenhouse gas flows is the logical next step. The moja global software can model how policies and land management will influence future emissions. When consequences are clear, comparing policy options become less of an art and more of a science.
Use data for policy priorities
The maps and data used to model greenhouse gas flows can also be used for a wide range of other applications. Just to name a few: deforestation tracking, crop insurance, water management, biodiversity protection, and many more.
What moja offers
Free, certified, high-quality software tools
certified if third-party certification exists for the particular tool.
Expertise in setting up the tools GHG emissions
expertise can include training, installation, and testing depending on available resources.
Access to international data sets GHG emissions
Data sets can include satellite images, soil information, and landcover information.
Continuous improvement of tools and data GHG emissions
The system and the international data sets will be continuously improved in response to developments in science and international agreement.