Our Common Future Under Climate Change

International Scientific Conference 7-10 JULY 2015 Paris, France

Neil Palmer (CIAT)

Neil Palmer (CIAT)

Getting the measurements right - a new platform for agricultural emissions data


By David Valentin Schweiger

SAMPLES is a framework which aims to fill the gap in current greenhouse gas emissions monitoring in tropical developing countries.

Climate change is a hot topic in Paris this year. The City of Light is not only hosting the Our Common Future Under Climate Change science conference this week. It will also be anchoring the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP21, in December.

Yesterday at the science conference, Meryl Richards of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) debuted two new tools to improve understanding of agricultural emissions and mitigation options: measurement guidelines and a data platform. 

Both the guidelines and platform are products of the Standard Assessment of Agricultural Mitigation Potential and Livelihoods (SAMPLES) project, which began in late 2012.

(...) This is an exerpt. Read more at ccafs.cgiar.org

David Valentin Schweiger is Communications and Outreach Student Assistant at the CCAFS Coordinating Unit in Copenhagen.
CGIAR Scientists are presenting at the Our Common Future Under Climate Change conference from July 6-10 in Paris. 

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