The report The Business of Planting Trees: A Growing Investment Opportunity highlights four promising investment themes in land restoration - technology, consumer products, project management, and commercial forestry - and includes case studies of 14 businesses across eight countries that are part of an emerging forest and land restoration economy.
There is growing interest in the role that private finance could play in supporting agricultural adaptation in sub-Saharan Africa. This discussion brief What Roles Could Private Actors Play in Agricultural Adaptation in Sub-Saharan Africa? Insights from Publicly Funded Projects examines the role of private actors in publicly funded agricultural adaptation projects in this region.
Climate Action Tracker, NewClimate Institute, Climate Analytics, Ecofys
This new analysis What's on the Table? Mitigating Agricultural Emissions While Achieving Food Security shows that reducing emissions through changes in farming practices alone will not be enough to limit global warming to 1.5°C, but changing our diets and reducing food waste could make significant additional reductions, which calls for a much more holistic approach.
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), GRID-Arendal
Smoke on Water – Countering Global Threats From Peatland Loss and Degradation is a Rapid Response Assessment that looks at peatland location, extent, threats and the policies to manage and protect them.
This reportpresents field evidence from three major public financing schemes for large-scale rice irrigation in West Africa. The report assesses the cost-effectiveness of the schemes, the quality of their management, and the persistence of poverty and food insecurity.
Program on Forests (PROFOR), Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), World Cocoa Foundation, Climate Focus, World Bank Group
The focus of the report Forest- and Climate-Smart Cocoa in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana is on actions that lead to scaling up renovation and rehabilitation (‘R&R’) efforts in Côte d`Ivoire and Ghana so farmers can grow more cocoa on less land.
In the position paper Towards A Common Agricultural Policy that Works For People and Nature WWF therefore calls for the CAP to be re-designed in order to support the necessary transition in agricultural practices.
German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
The study Policy Options for Improving Drought Resilience and Its Implication for Food Security: The Cases of Ethiopia and Kenya presents and critically examines the drought policies and institutional frameworks of two African countries frequently challenged by droughts - Ethiopia and Kenya.
The food and agriculture sector is both a major contributor to climate change and especially vulnerable to its worst impacts. This means that much is at stake in what is a complex set of contested political dynamics as new governance agendas are rolled out.