Estimating Mitigation Potential of Agricultural Projects: an Application of the EX-Ante Carbon-balance Tool (EX-ACT)
A set of linked Microsoft Excel sheets (19) Based on land use and management practices Using IPCC* default values (Tier 1) and/or ad hoc coefficients (Tier2) Measuring the benefits of an investment project/programmeComparison of a situation without and with project
"The study demonstrated possible synergies between mitigation and rural development goals while the EX-ACT sensitivity analysis has indicated that projected results will be intermediate between “pessimistic” and “optimistic” scenarios. Cost-benefit analysis showed that both projects would generate environmental benefits associated with climate change mitigation. However, the Santa Catarina Rural Competitiveness project demonstrated higher mitigation potential, a result primarily due to the size of the project area and the nature of the development activities, thus providing a better opportunity to be eventually considered for public co-financing for low-Carbon agriculture."