Reducing Global Warming

SAI agro forestry model actively contributes to reducing global warming. The expected carbon sequestration is 36.5 tons per acre over a crediting period of 30 years.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) CDM project “Improving Rural Livelihoods through Carbon Sequestration by Adopting Environment Friendly Technology based Agro-forestry Practices” in JKPM field area in Odisha conducted assessment of the estimates on the anthropogenic removals of CO2-e.

The assessment team concluded that over the crediting period of 30 years, a total net anthropogenic removal of 146,888 t CO2-e from 1607.7 hectares project area was expected. The team had taken biomass expansion factors, root-to-shoot ratios and carbon fraction from Good Practice Guidance for Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (GPG-LULUCF); and wood density factors from Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-GPG-LULUCF) 2006. The steps of the calculations were fully traceable and adequate for the project conditions.