PalmGHG, RSPO greenhouse gas calculator, scientific background

Bessou Cécile. 2016. PalmGHG, RSPO greenhouse gas calculator, scientific background. In : Sustainable palm oil and climate change: The way forward through mitigation and adaptation. SAMRT Research Institute, CIRAD, WWF. Bali : SMART Research Institute, 22 p. International Conference on Oil Palm and Environment (ICOPE 2016). 5, Bali, Indonésie, 16 Mars 2016/18 Mars 2016.

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Résumé : GHG emissions from palm plantations are a major environmental issue in main producing countries. Through its working groups, RSPO developed a GHG calculator, PalmGHG, which can help the producers to monitor the GHG emissions from their supply areas and mill units and establish reduction plans. In 2013, the use of PalmGHG (or an RSPO endorsed equivalent) has been integrated in the revised Principles & Criteria for the Production of Sustainable Palm Oil (P&C 2013), which created an emulation to tackle this GHG issue. This paper provides an overview of the development of PalmGHG and its various versions as well as explains the main characteristics, calculation assumptions and features.

Classification Agris : U10 - Méthodes mathématiques et statistiques
P01 - Conservation de la nature et ressources foncières
F01 - Culture des plantes
K10 - Production forestière

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