Topic outline

  • This course aims to provide practical guidance for data collection and emissions estimation from livestock enteric fermentation, using the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s Tier 2 method, as described in the 2006 IPCC Guidelines.

      • Course series

        The 'National Greenhouse Gas Inventories' curriculum aims to strengthen institutional and technical capacities in national entities, to enable them to meet the Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) of the Paris Agreement. It consists of a series of e-learning courses, including:

        • System Requirements

          The online version of this course runs on the latest versions of the major browsers, such as Chrome, Safari, Edge and Firefox.

          The downloadable version only runs on Windows PC’s and no additional software is needed.

          • Audience

            This course targets:

            • Staff of national agencies involved in preparation of GHG inventory for livestock in their country, including greenhouse gas inventory compilers.
            • Staff of national agencies involved in coordination and reporting to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
            • Data providers.
            • Researchers and students.
            • Climate change experts and media.

            • You will learn about

              • The role of methane in climate change.
              • Enteric fermentation in ruminants, and the importance of estimating global methane emissions from livestock.
              • Benefits and challenges of using Tier 2 rather than Tier 1 method.
              • Categorizing the livestock population into homogenous subcategories.
              • Calculations for estimating digestible and various categories of net energy.
              • Calculations for using estimated gross energy and methane conversion factors to estimate overall emissions from enteric fermentation.

              • Course structure

                This course consists of three lessons of approximately 25 to 80 minutes duration each:

                • Lesson 1 – Why enteric methane matters
                • Lesson 2 – Categorizing the animal population
                • Lesson 3 – Developing Tier 2 emission factors

                • Partners

                  UNFCCC

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