With world’s growing demand for energy, food, and other materials, the released of Greenhouse gases (GHGs) into the atmosphere has also been increasing. GHGs trap the sun’s heat, making life possible due dramatic changes in climatic patterns and an increase in global temperatures.
Malawi’s GHG emissions are increasing as the country’s population grows. The country has committed to monitoring, reporting, and acting to limit its GHG emissions as a party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Government of Malawi’s Environmental Affairs Department (EAD) has developed a Greenhouse Gas Inventory System (GHG-IS) to understand GHG emissions sources and quantify national emissions for planning and reporting. The GHG-IS provides tools to comprehensively archive GHG emissions data and to annually quantify and report emissions by sector to the UNFCCC.