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NAMA Facility publishes report on Agriculture, Forestry and Land-use (AFOLU) sector as part of upstream support to climate fund applicants

March 1, 2022
AFOLU report NAMA Facility
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As part of the webinar series to support applicants of the NAMA Facility’s latest funding round, the Ambition Initiative – Round Two, the TSU announced the release of the report “Harnessing the mitigation potential of the Agricutlure, Forestry and Other Land use (AFOLU) Sector: lessons learnt from the NAMA Facility portfolio (2013-2020)”. The working paper was primarily co-authored by two TSU staff, Laura Sabogal-Reyes, who also specializes in the Agriculture, Forestry and Land Use (AFOLU) sector as part of her Master’s degree research at the Hertie School of Governance and Johanna Riedmann, the AFOLU Sector Lead at NAMA Facility.

Considering its remarkable potential for reduction of GHG emissions and a clear global push towards committed GHG sector target-setting in NDC updates, the AFOLU sector plays an ever growing important and strategic role in global climate change mitigation. As the second biggest sector in terms of Outlines received across all Calls up to date with 25%, the sector plays a crucial role for the NAMA Facility portfolio. However, due to sector specific challenges, the design and implementation of NAMA Support Projects from the AFOLU sector remains particularly challenging.

With this working paper, the NAMA Facility intends to reflect and portray common pitfalls and lessons learnt, along with several recommendations aimed at maximizing the potential of GHG emission reductions in current and future NSPs. It is an important step in the NAMA Facility’s commitment to supporting applicants for successful Outline development and fostering exchange of lessons learnt with the wider climate finance community.

Read the full report in the Knowledge and Learning Hub.

Watch the Webinar II recording or access the slides to learn about practical examples to support the development of outlines in the AFOLU sector. 

The NAMA Facility is a joint initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), UK Department for Energy Security & Net Zero (DESNZ), the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities (KEFM), the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), the European Union and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF).