Happening this month is the Workshop on Full Lands Integration Tool (FLINT) to support National Greenhouse Gas Inventories in the AFOLU Sector on October 16-17 in Accra, Ghana.
The Land sector is highly complex with various sinks and emission sources. The impact of human activity combined with the variability of climate over time poses significant challenges for inventing more robust and user-friendly tools to assist in the measurement and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions.
Many countries are collecting remote sensing and ground data to help estimate land sector greenhouse gas emissions and removals. One of the key challenges for countries is how to integrate these data to produce policy-relevant information that can support multiple objectives. These include reporting under the UNFCCC, developing Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and participating in programs such as the World Bank Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF).
To help progress this issue, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat, SilvaCarbon and moja global are bringing together over 20 countries to discuss how new integration tools, particularly the FLINT, could help them to meet their policy and reporting requirements under the Paris Agreement.
The workshop has several objectives, but most importantly, it aims to bring together greenhouse gas inventory and remote sensing experts from several non-Annex I Parties. Participants will discuss the needs of their countries and learn how the FLINT can help them address the challenges they are facing in developing land sector emissions estimates.
Participating countries include Argentina, Ghana, Belize, Namibia, Côte d’Ivoire, Benin, Nigeria, Montenegro, Serbia, Papua New Guinea, South Africa, The Philippines, Malawi, Trinidad & Tobago, Viet Nam, Republic of the Congo, Cameroon, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Democratic Rep. of the Congo, Zambia and Nepal.