The CBP team are currently carrying out GHG assessments and training through the UNEP GEF’s ‘Sustainable Land Management and Climate Change Mitigation Co-benefits (SLMCCMC) project’. Activites include the following:
The CBP team and The University of Bern have linked the CBP tools to the WOCAT database of sustainable land management technologies. WOCAT is a global network on Sustainable Land Management (SLM) that promotes the documentation, sharing and use of knowledge to support adaptation, innovation and decision-making in SLM. WOCAT is recommended by the UNCCD. To date a select number of WOCAT projects can be directly imported into the CBP tools, this is being expanded to allow new WOCAT projects to routinely carry out a GHG assessment. Keep checking the NEWS page for updates.
Ecuador and Peru
The GEF project ‘Multiplying environmental and carbon benefits in high Andean ecosystems’ is working in conjunction with the SLM CCMC project to estimate carbon stocks and stock changes in the unique ecosystems found in the high Andes, including forests, non-forests and peatlands. The CBP tools are being used to investigate the potential carbon impacts of up-scaling SLM practices to the landscape scale in the high Andes in Ecuador and Peru with a view to informing land management decisions in the future.
In Ethiopia staff of the IFAD GEF project ‘Community-Based Integrated Natural Resources Management Project (CBINReMP)’ are using the CBP tools to estimate the GHG impacts of sustainable land management activities in the Lake Tana Sub-basin. The project is working to restore degraded land, increase the productivity of agricultural land, improve food security and increase carbon sequestration in the Lake Tana area.
The CBP tools are being employed in Western Kenya in the AGRA/KALRO project ‘Scaling up sustainable land management and agro-biodiversity conservation to reduce environmental degradation in small scale agriculture in Western Kenya’. The project builds on AGRA/KALRO’s earlier (2009 to 2013) projects conducted in western Kenya on Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM) practices. The CBP tools are being used to determine the climate change mitigation potential of some of the SLM interventions piloted in the previous projects, before they are scaled up. Once they are scaled up, the tools will be used to track GHG impacts.
UNDP GEF project ‘Securing multiple ecosystems benefit through SLM in the productive but degraded landscapes of South Africa’ is working in the Karoo, the Albany thickets and the Olifants catchment, three of the nine biomes that the country depends on for economic development. The project is using the CBP tools to estimate the impacts of climate smart land/ecosystem rehabilitation activities across these areas.