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Peat carbon management

Peat carbon management

  • Workforce Development Strategy for Antigua and Barbuda’s Priority Energy Sectors

    Type: 
    Technical Assistance
    Date of submission:
    Phase:
    Completed
    Countries:
    Objective:
    Sectors:

    This Technology Transfer Advances Antigua and Barbuda's

    Context

  • Carbon sink and low-carbon building materials

    Type: 
    Technology
    Objective:

    Materials and products used in building, such as steel and aluminum, are created by a production process of raw material extraction, raw material process, melting, manufacture to final products, and transportation to building sites. Each of the steps consumes energy, which is also expressed in terms of carbon emissions. Total carbon emissions of all building materials and products and the construction involved to put them together is known as building’s embodied carbon. Embodied carbon accounts for about 20% of the carbon emissions from the building sector (Lane, 2010).

  • GRID-Arendal

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Norway
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
    Sector(s) of expertise:

    GRID-Arendal is a Norwegian foundation that supports the United Nations Environment Programme.  It is a centre of excellence for the scientific analysis of environmental issues in many areas including environmental assessments, ocean issues and polar regions.

  • Viresco Solutions

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Canada
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner

    Viresco Solutions is a consulting firm based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Its core business is greenhouse gas offset policy development and implementation, greenhouse gas emissions quantification, sustainable supply chain development, environmental offset methodology development, and providing technical assistance to others undertaking carbon offset project development. Its clients include industry and non-governmental associations, large private sector companies, and local, provincial and federal governments.

  • Restoration of degraded lands

    Type: 
    Technology
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    Objective:

    Land management options for mitigation fall in the following four categories: a) cropland management; b) grazing land management/pasture improvement; c) management of agricultural lands and d) restoration of degraded lands. This description focuses on the restoration of degraded lands. Within this description, a differentiation is made between a) management of organic and peaty soils and b) restoration of other degraded lands.

  • Soil carbon management in large-scale Earth system modelling: implications for crop yields and nitrogen leaching

    Type: 
    Publication
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    Results demonstrate that the effects of management on cropland can be beneficial for carbon and nutrient retention without risking (large) yield losses.

    Nevertheless, effects on soil carbon are small compared with extant stocks in natural and semi-natural ecosystem types and managed forests.

    While agricultural management can be targeted towards sustainable goals, from a climate change or carbon sink perspective avoiding deforestation or reforestation constitutes a far more effective overall strategy for maintaining and enhancing global carbon sinks.

  • INDC of Oman

    Type: 
    National Plan
    Type of National plan:
    Country:
    Oman

    Oman will control its expected GHG emissions growth by 2% (below BAU) to be 88714 Gg (in 2030) during the period from 2020 - 2030 as depicted in the following chart. See INDC for the chart Total GHG Emission Outturn and Projections (1995-2030). The INDC also includes an adaptation contribution

  • INDC of Mongolia

    Type: 
    National Plan
    Type of National plan:
    Country:
    Mongolia

    In its INDC, Mongolia has outlined a series of policies and measures that the country commits to implement up to 2030, in the energy, industry, agriculture and waste sectors. The expected mitigation impact of these policies and measures will be a 14% reduction in total national GHG emissions excluding Land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF) by 2030, compared to the projected emissions under a business as usual scenario. The INDC also includes an Annex on adaptation.

  • INDC of Antigua and Barbuda

    Type: 
    National Plan
    Type of National plan:
    Country:
    Antigua & Barbuda

    Conditional Adaptation Targets 1. By 2025, increase seawater desalination capacity by 50% above 2015 levels.2. By 2030, all buildings are improved and prepared for extreme climate events, including drought, flooding and hurricanes.3. By 2030, 100% of electricity demand in the water sector(1) and other essential services (including health, food storage and emergency services) will be met through off-grid renewable sources.4. By 2030, all waterways are protected to reduce the risks of flooding and health impacts.5.

  • Indonesian peatland fires: Perceptions of solutions

    Type: 
    Publication
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    Indonesia’s recurrent peatland fires generate toxic haze and release globally significant amounts of greenhouse gases, with severe impacts on public health and economy within Indonesia and neighboring  countries (e.g. Malaysia, Singapore).

    This flyer presents a collaborative research endeavor between CIFOR, the Lancaster Environment Centre and the University of Cambridge on diverse stakeholder perceptions of the costs and benefits of the peatland fires in Riau, and opinions on the effectiveness of prospective solutions.