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Topic: D3. IPCC emissions factors and activity data for wetlands

Randy Kolka and Lou Verchot

This module explains how IPCC’s emission factors and activity data are developed and how countries use emission factors and activity data to estimate emissions. The IPCC has developed guidance on emission factors and activity data to help countries account for greenhouse gas inventories. Guidance is restricted to managed wetlands where the water table is artificially changed or wetlands are created through human activity (e.g. damming a river or reservoirs). Emissions from unmanaged ecosystems such as those associated with natural wetlands, rivers and lakes are not reported.

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