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IPCC National Greenhouse Gas Inventories Programme
Definitions and methodological options to inventory emissions from direct human-induced degradation of forests and devegetation of other vegetation types
World Meteorological Organization (WMO); Penman, Jim; United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) ; Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC); Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
The report discusses: - Alternative definitions and provides possible framework definitions for countries to consider; - Methodological options to inventory emissions from degradation and devegetation activities; - Approaches to reporting and documentation; and - Implications of methodological and definitional options for accounting under the provisions of Article 3.4 of the Kyoto Protocol (including issues of scale, costs and accuracy). - Guidance on possible methodologies for estimation of greenhouse gas emissions or removals provided in this report draws substantively on the GPG-LULUCF.
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