The Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB) is a research institute working at the interface between biological and technical systems. The goal of the ATB is to contribute to food security, animal welfare, climate and environment protection, holistic use of biomass and to transfer knowledge into the economy and the general public, by means of interdisciplinary teams, covering a broad spectrum of methods from natural sciences, economic sciences and engineering. ATB has its main expertise in systems research for sustainable intensification, including expertise in livestock production systems, barn climate and emissions, animal health and welfare, environmental impacts, economic efficiency, and emission modelling.
As the project coordinator, ATB is taking care of project management and internal communication among the partners (WP1) and contributing to all WPs, from database management (WP2) to component modeling (WP3), GHG-DSS development (WP4), improvement of national emission inventories and projections (WP5), stakeholder consultation and dissemination (WP6), with particular regard to the international communication with IPCC, TFEIP and TFRN. In particular, ATB´s activity on improving emission inventories includes recommendations for improving inventory methods in partner countries, procedures for obtaining activity data and methods for maintaining transparency of Tier2 + and Tier3 emission inventories.