Sustainable development co-benefits resulting from mitigation actions encompass advantageous outcomes beyond the direct scope of climate change mitigation. Substantial evidence supports the notion that such mitigation activities yield significant development co-benefits. Consequently, the Mitigation Action Facility places great emphasis both on the primary impacts of ambitious mitigation actions and on encouraging projects to identify and promote co-benefits within the context of their activities. These co-benefits catalyse the transformational change of climate actions.
This briefing paper aims to provide valuable insight into the co-benefits defined by the Mitigation Action Facility. It summarises the co-benefits reported by its project portfolio as of December 2022. Furthermore, this paper draws upon the lessons learnt from these co-benefits, highlighting their pivotal role in driving transformational change towards carbon-neutral pathways.