Agroforestry contributes to farmers' livelihoods and resilience in the context of our changing climate. Agroforestry also sequesters carbon, contributing to climate change mitigation, but how much?
A video and presentations from this webinar are now available.
- Todd Rosenstock: Agroforestry for livelihoods and climate and Making trees count for agroforestry in the UNFCCC
- Karis Tenneson: User friendly and cost-effective approach to identifying agroforestry: example from Southeast Asia
- Rémi Cardinael: Revised Tier 1 carbon stock change factors for agroforestry: A critical step for improved MRV and national GHG reporting
- Marta Suber: Overcoming barriers through intergovernmental dialogue on silvopastoral systems in Latin America
Over a third (59 of 147) of developing countries have proposed agroforestry as a climate change mitigation activity to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). While countries have ambition to expand agroforestry, their capabilities to measure, report and verify (MRV) agroforestry actions and their carbon impacts are limited.
So how can we make agroforestry trees count in global climate action efforts?
The public is welcome to hear presentations on the latest science and join the conversation. This webinar will:
- Assess countries' ambitions and capabilities to implement MRV in agroforestry
- Explore a user-friendly and cost-effective approach to identifying agroforestry used in Southeast Asia
- Summarize the revised Tier 1 factors on agroforestry carbon stock change factors and explain why they are critical to improved MRV and national reporting
- Investigate how inter-governmental dialogue on silvopastoral systems in Latin America is contributing to the assessment of countries readiness
- Rémi Cardinael, French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD)
- Todd Rosenstock, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
- Marta Suber, ICRAF
- Karis Tenneson, Spatial Informatics Group, LLC (SIG)
Join us on Tuesday, June 25 at 9am EDT, Washington DC. (8am Bogota, 4pm Nairobi, 8pm Hanoi)
Register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
This is the third in a webinar series presenting recent land use and climate research by the CGIAR and supported by USAID’s Office of Global Climate Change.
Resources on agroforestry MRV
- Working paper: Making trees count: Measurement, reporting and verification of agroforestry under the UNFCCC
- Info note: Making trees count in non-Annex I countries: Measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) of agroforestry in the UNFCCC
- Info note: Open- and crowd-sourced MRV for agroforestry?: Preliminary results and lessons learned from a pilot study using Collect Earth to identify agroforestry on multiple land uses in Viet Nam and Colombia
- Info note: Making trees count in Africa: Improved MRV is needed to meet Africa’s agroforestry ambitions (Also available in French)
- Info note: Making Trees Count in Latin America and the Caribbean: Measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) of agroforestry in the UNFCCC (Also available in Spanish)
- Report: Potential mitigation contribution from agroforestry to Viet Nam’s NDC
- Report: Potential mitigation contribution from coffee agroforestry in three regions of Viet Nam