Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases
|Name of initiative||Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases|
|Secretariat|| Global Research Alliance Secretariat,
Ministry for Primary Industries Charles Fergusson Building 34-38 Bowen St Pipitea Wellington New Zealand (Secretariat@globalresearchalliance.org)
|Organisational structure||Council of nominated members from each member country, over the top of four Research Groups. Each Research Group is led by co-chairs from three member countries. Supported by a Secretariat and a Special Representative.|
|Name of lead organisation||Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases|
|Type of lead organisation||Academic/Research institution|
|Location/Nationality of lead organisation||New Zealand|
|Description|| The GRA Charter provides a framework for voluntary action to increase cooperation and investment in research activities to help reduce the emissions intensity of agricultural production systems and increase their potential for soil carbon sequestration, and improve their efficiency, productivity, resilience and adaptive capacity, thereby contributing in a sustainable way to overall mitigation efforts, while still helping meet food security objectives.
Members of the GRA aim to deepen and broaden mitigation research efforts across the agricultural sub-sectors of paddy rice, cropping, and livestock, and to coordinate cross-cutting activities across these areas, including promoting synergies between adaptation and mitigation efforts. Research Groups have been set up to address these areas of work, through work plans that bring countries and partners together in research collaborations, knowledge sharing, use of best practices, and capacity building among scientists and other practitioners. The aim is to develop breakthrough solutions in addressing agricultural greenhouse gas emissions.
|Objectives||To be the leading global organisation coordinating and advancing scientific research aimed at reducing the intensity of greenhouse gases from agriculture, increasing carbon sequestration in agricultural systems, and improving the resilience and adaptive capacity of agriculture to climate change.|
|Activities||The GRA provides a framework for increasing research investment through voluntary action in member countries and is a credible and authoritative platform for scientific information, knowledge and tools on greenhouse gas research in agriculture to inform farmers and agricultural industries how to measure and reduce their emissions intensity for multiple benefit, and to inform governments how to deliver real emissions reductions to meet national commitments under the Paris Agreement.|
|One or two success stories achieved|| Recent examples of GRA achievements.
Progressing Partnerships Webinar Series: https://globalresearchalliance.org/n/demonstrating-impact-progressing-partnerships-webinar-series-2020/ CLIFF-GRADS student science collaboration webinar series: https://globalresearchalliance.org/n/welcome-to-the-2020-cliff-grads-science-collaboration-webinar-series/ CLIFF-GRADS round 4 scholarship awards (57 Students): https://globalresearchalliance.org/library/cliff-grads-awardees-2021/ Report - How Dairy Cattle Health Impacts GHG Emissions: https://globalresearchalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Dairy-Cattle-Health-and-GHG-Emissions-Brochure.pdf Revised Methodology Guidelines for Nitrous Oxide Measurement Chambers: https://globalresearchalliance.org/n/revised-methodology-guidelines-for-nitrous-oxide-measurement-chambers/
Monitoring and Impacts
|Function of initiative||Technical dialogue, Capacity building|
|Activity of initiative||Knowledge production and innovation, Training and education, Knowledge dissemination and exchange|
|Goals||To be the leading global organisation coordinating and advancing scientific research aimed at reducing the intensity of greenhouse gases from agriculture, increasing carbon sequestration in agricultural systems, and improving the resilience and adaptive capacity of agriculture to climate change.|
|Comments on indicators and goals|
|How will goals be achieved|
|Have you changed or strenghtened your goals|
|Progress towards the goals|
|How are you tracking progress of your initiative|| Annual Review of the GRA Council Strategic Plan actions as listed in the Operational Plan.
Six monthly reports on progress and activities of the Research Groups, as well as the annual meeting report.
|Available reporting||Meeting reports from council meetings (including project and country updates), newletters and meeting reports from the four research groups. See website library.|
|Research and educational organisations||0|
|Non-governmental organisations||19||Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project - AgMIP (USA), Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute (Bangladesh), CABI (United Kingdom), Caribbean Agricultural Research & Development Institute - CARDI (T (Belgium), rinidad and Tobago), CATIE (Costa Rica), CCAC (France), Climate Change - Agriculture and Food Security (Netherlands), Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research - CGIAR (USA), European Commission, JPI (Belgium), FONTAGRO (USA), Global Agribusiness Alliance - GAA (Switzerland), Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition - GODAN (United Kingdom), Greenhouse Gas Management Institute - GHGMI (USA), Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture - IICA (Costa Rica), International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies - CIHEAM (Spain), ISRIC - World Soil Information (Netherlands), World Business Council for Sustainable Development - WBCSD (Switzerland), World Farmers Organisation (Italy), 4 Per 1000 Initiative (France).|
|National states||63||Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, eSwatini, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Honduras, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malawi, Mexico, Mongolia, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Samoa, Senegal, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe|
|Regional / state / county actors||0|
|City / municipal actors||0|
|Intergovernmental organisations||1||Food and Agriculture Organization - FAO (Italy)|
|Financial Institutions||2||African Development Bank (Ivory Coast), Inter-American Development Bank (USA), World Bank (USA).|
|Faith based organisations||0|
|Number of members in the years|| |
|Have only national states as participators||No|
|Transport||Agriculture||Forestry||Business||Financial institutions||Buildings||Industry||Waste||Cities and subnational governments||Short Term Pollutants||International maritime transport||Energy Supply||Fluorinated gases||Energy efficiency||Renewable energy||Supply chain emission reductions||Adaptation||Other||Resilience||Innovation||Energy Access and Efficiency||Private Finance|
Not only have national states as participators