FMB Trained on the 2006 ALU Greenhouse Gas Inventory Software

     Representatives from the Forest Management Bureau were trained to use the 2006 Agriculture and Land Use Greenhouse Gas Inventory (ALU) Software for the Forestry and Other Land Use Sector, in a training organized by the Climate Change Commission in partnership with the USAID Building Low Emission Alternatives to Develop Economic Resilience and Sustainability (B- LEADERS) held on October 2-4, 2017 at the Alta D’ Tagaytay Hotel, Tagaytay City, Cavite.

     The ALU Software guides inventory compilers through the process of estimating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removals related to agricultural and forestry activities.

    In the three-day training, the participants acquired a working understanding of the 2006 ALU Software, and were able to navigate the tool’s updated features on the compilation of activity data, assignment of emission factors, and completion of calculations. The participants also generated sample reports on carbon emissions and removals, and were taught on how to do internal checks to ensure data integrity.

     Mr. Leandro Buendia of B-LEADERS, resource speaker of the training, mentioned that outputs of the ALU Software will eventually form part of the country’s GHG inventory and in the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) submission to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change Convention (UNFCC). He also demonstrated how to project emission trends associated with different management alternatives.

     For. Edna D. Nuestro, FPPKMD Chief, delivered the closing remarks and highlighted that the attainment of the goals of forestry sector depend not only on FMB, but on the involvement of other stakeholders as well.

    Aside from FMB, the training was also participated by representatives from the Biodiversity Management Bureau, National Mapping and Resource Information Authority, Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board, Bureau of Soils and Water Management, and the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples.
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