ARSET - Atmospheric CO2 and CH4 Budgets to Support the Global Stocktake
May 11, 2022
May 25, 2022
To support the 2023 Global Stocktake (GST), Parties to the Paris Agreement are compiling inventories of anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removals to assess progress towards emission reduction targets outlined in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). The Global Stocktake is the process of monitoring the implementation of the Paris Agreement. The outcome of the GST will inform countries in updating and enhancing their nationally-determined climate actions and support, as well as enhancing international cooperation for climate action.
This three-part webinar series will introduce bottom-up and top-down methods for tracking emissions and removals of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) from the atmosphere. This training will explore how to combine this information to produce a more accurate and transparent global stocktake, and support efforts to reduce net emissions and mitigate their impact on the climate. Demonstrations will be provided on how top-down atmospheric budgets of CO2 and CH4 can be derived from atmospheric measurements and inverse models to produce a transparent description of their emissions and removals. Participants will also be introduced to pilot products and how information contained in these top-down atmospheric products can supplement bottom-up inventory products to assess the accuracy and completeness of emissions reports on regional, national, and local scales.
Registration opening in Spring 2022
This webinar series is intended for stakeholders at local, regional, and national levels who are interested in managing greenhouse gas emissions to meet the climate change mitigation goals of the Paris Agreement, national inventory developers, and researchers who are interested in developing top-down atmospheric greenhouse gas budgets and working with the inventory development and assessment communities to support the global stocktake process.