A workshop recently held by the CBIT- AFOLU project, implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture of Cuba, with technical assistance from FAO and funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), has contributed to this purpose.
A press release from the Office of that UN agency in Cuba, referred to the assistance it provides in strengthening technical capacities to assess and report on emissions and removals of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) in the agriculture, forestry and other land uses (AFOLU).
The meeting (from the 8th to the 12th of this month), allowed the exchange of knowledge and experiences among Cuban experts, to advance towards an improvement of the National Inventory of Greenhouse Gases (GHG), the text also indicates.
It also points out that the above will contribute to increase accuracy and comparability in relation to the requirements established by the Enhanced Transparency Framework of the Paris Agreement.
In this regard, the workshop addressed the methodologies used for the calculation of estimates of emissions and removals of Greenhouse Gases, according to the 2006 guidelines of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in the AFOLU sector.
The participants in this process included professors from the Atmospheric Pollution and Chemistry Center of the Institute of Meteorology, those responsible for preparing the inventory and specialists from the Livestock Business Group’s Training Center, the Soil Institute and the Agroforestry Research Institute.
The national coordinator of the CBIT-AFOLU project, Janet Blanco, referred to the problem of information gaps in the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory.
She emphasized the need for scientific institutions to work on the identification of data and factors that influence the emission of these gases in Cuban agriculture.