Sources and Sinks

A number of significant sources and sinks of greenhouse gases are currently not covered by existing financial instruments, such as the UNFCCC flexibility mechanisms and funds, GEF and the Multilateral Fund to the Montreal Protocol. These missing sources and sinks include ozone depleting substances, peatlands, biochar and black carbon.

By way of example, peatlands are one of the planet’s major carbon reservoirs. The largest concentrations of peatlands are in South-East Asia, Canada, Alaska, Northern Europe and Western Siberia (including permafrost peatlands), and parts of the Amazon basin. Once peatlands are disrupted by human activities, an increasingly common occurrence, the carbon which they store is released into the atmosphere. Current multilateral agreements addressing carbon finance do not have provisions to support peatland restoration and/or conservation projects.

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'POA & BEYOND' - A NEW WEBINAR SERIES - jointly organised by MDG Carbon and the World Bank Institute Climate Change Practice.


The first 4 webinars can be downloaded here:
Setting up PoAs
/ Experiences from the field / Measuring, Reporting and Verification / Engaging the Private Sector in Fast Start NAMAs.

The 5th webinar about the upgrade of a CDM Standardized Baselines to a holistc NAMA MRV in the rice sector will be held on June 18, 2014.


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