Project: Managing and Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Carbon Sequestration in Different Landscape Mosaics

Acronym GHG-Manage (Reference Number: 47)
Duration 01/10/2017 - 30/09/2020
Project Topic Different landscape mosaics contribute an as yet poorly quantified contribution to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and carbon sequestration, as well as having an uncertain direct warming effect through variations in their surface properties thereby limiting our ability to implement mitigation measures at the farm scale. In this project we aim to assess the GHG characteristics and surface-related warming effects of the most relevant European landscape types and examine the optimum configuration of different land uses and management interventions, including afforestation-related GHG offsetting, to minimise or reduce GHG emissions. We will provide information that can be utilised for on-farm reporting tools, including an economic tool and the Cool Farm Tool (CFT), whilst also using this information to both refine and increase the utility of these approaches, particularly in relation to CH4 and N2O exchange and for organic soils. Important compensation mechanisms will be quantified and their impact on regional to national scale GHG emissions and soil carbon stocks assessed. Finally, appropriate methodologies to report and verify the effects of landscape scale GHG emission compensation mechanisms, both top-down and bottom-up, will be developed and assessed.
Network ERA-GAS
Call ERA-GAS call on monitoring & mitigation of Greenhouse gases from agri- and silvi-culture

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 University College Dublin Coordinator Ireland
2 Helmholtz Center Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences Partner Germany
3 Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique Partner France
4 Institute of Agrophysics of the Polish Academy of Sciences Partner Poland
5 Wageningen University Partner Netherlands
6 Teagasc - Agriculture and Food Development Authority Partner Ireland
7 Helmholtz-Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences Partner Germany
8 Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences Partner Germany