IPCC, FAO and IFAD Hold Expert Meeting on Data for LULUCF and Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Uses

© IPCC20 October 2009: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) are sponsoring a meeting of experts at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy, from 20-22 October 2009, to provide advice on how to use international datasets to develop greenhouse gas emission and removal estimates for land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) and agriculture, forestry and other land uses (AFOLU) sectors.

The meeting is expected to produce a report that will provide a description of available datasets, particularly those from FAO, and details of how they can be accessed and used to develop annual national inventories for the LULUCF and AFOLU sectors. This meeting precedes the 31st session of the IPCC, which will meet from 26-29 October 2009, in Bali, Indonesia. [Meeting webpage]