Frequently Asked Questions

What is included under Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU)?

Emissions from the AFOLU sector are produced through a variety of pathways, including livestock (enteric fermentation and manure management), land use and land use change (e.g., forested land being cleared for cropland or settlements), and aggregate sources and non-carbon dioxide emission sources on land (e.g., fertiliser application and rice cultivation). Given the highly variable nature of land-use and agricultural activity across geographies, Greenhouse gas emissions from AFOLU are amongst the most complex categories for Greenhouse gas accounting. For more information on AFOLU calculations please see the Methodology document which can be downloaded from the Resources page.

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