The 2010 global emission by sectors was electricity/heat (25 per cent), Afolu
(24), buildings (6.4), transport (14), industry (21) and others (9.6).
(476) The IPCC has estimated that the total theoretical annual mitigation potential from the AFOLU
sector to be approximately 3 GtC per year in 2030, assuming resources of approximately $60 billion annually were available to invest in promising projects.477 478 The IPCC estimate is consistent with a recent analysis by the U.S.
Against this background, a REDD+ mechanism was seen appropriate as a priority in the post-2012 climate policy regime in the UNFCCC process in Zambia, which is supported by the fact that AFOLU
sector remains one of the most important sectors among the rural community in the country (Ng'andwe and Ratnasingam 2012).
The IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (2006) gives methods that countries can use to estimate and report the annual contribution that carbon changes in harvested wood products make to the aggregate annual carbon removals to sinks and emissions from sources by the agriculture, forestry, and land use (AFOLU
) sector in a country.
The VCS program has established a green house gas accounting for agriculture and forestry projects (AFOLU
program) which includes five applicable methodologies for REDD projects.
(CFS), PLAN VIVO SYSTEMS AND STANDARDS, VOLUNTARY CARBON STANDARD AFOLU