COMPLIANCE WITH INTERNATIONAL REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
FLINT has been designed to be in line with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Good Practice Guidance and the evolving transparency framework under the Paris Agreement. The approach is solidly rooted in science and applies a carbon balance method to ensure the generated results are reliable. The accuracy can be upgraded in line with policy requirements like payments for results.
POLICY PRIORITIES IN ADDITION TO EMISSIONS ESTIMATES
The results from the moja global’s FLINT software are spatially explicit and provide a rich inside in the location and trends of emissions and removals of GHG. This enables policy makers to link emissions with likely causes and drivers which in turn facilitates effective policy development.
Data used for moja global can be used for a wide range of other applications. Moja global will share applications focusing on priorities like food security, water management and biodiversity protection that other countries have developed.
Most of these applications use the same data sets as the software used for emissions estimates. For every data set collected, a whole range of applications can produce essential policy and management information.
PROJECTIONS AND SCENARIOS
Moja global software allows decision makers to compare the impact of various policy options that they have. This allows carbon projects to plan their management interventions to maximize carbon sequestration.
ONE SYSTEM THAT ADAPTS TO AVAILABLE DATA
Moja global software can adapt to the data that a country has available. 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 can accommodate this mixed Tier approach.
As more data becomes available, the models in the system can be upgraded accordingly therefore increasing the accuracy of outputs. As accuracy increases, more and more options for co-benefits become available as well.
Moja global is an international collaboration under the Linux Foundation. So we are not for profit but more importantly use the Linux Foundation governance system that makes users into owners of the tool. So if you use the tool, you are entitled to take up a seat on the board of moja global so you can influence strategy, priorities and budget.
FLINT can be used by governments, organisations and companies. Our licence agreement does not limit commercial use. It only requires to share improvements to the core software with all other users. (So you can combine FLINT with your private modules without having to share those.)
FLINT can be used for projects (e.g. 100 ha) or for the entire country.
NESTING PROJECTS INTO NATIONAL ACCOUNTS WITHOUT LOSS OF QUALITY
FLINT can easily combine projects into a jurisdictional or national account because it is fully spatially explicit and can apply different models for each pixel. This means that achievements at project level are maintained at higher level accounts, which is not possible with systems that use aggregation of landscape types. Even if the accounts are maintained by different users, the data and models can be exchanged to ensure smaller localities are properly accounted for in the larger accounts.
REGULAR UPDATES AND IMPROVEMENTS
We are improving FLINT all the time. Most recently we have completed:
- GHG emissions projections linked to forest management tools
- Monte Carlo Uncertainty Module
- Interface to generate JSON file
- Auto generate reporting tables (e.g. for UNFCCC)
- Video Visualisation of FLINT outputs
- Agricultural soil module
- Enteric Fermentation Module
- Climate Sensitive Growth Module
- Artificial Intelligence Algorithm to predict (unplanned) deforestation
- Biodiversity Concept
- Cohorts (System to track different forest types, decay rates, etc on 1 pixel)
- Full Library of FLINT ready data
Interested in how FLINT can meet your needs? Or wondering how you can contribute to the ongoing development of the FLINT platform. Learn what moja global has to offer you.