Paving the way for NAMAs in the agricultural sector

Published: 28/02/2013

Agriculture is a major source of anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions but also provides significant opportunities to mitigate climate change. About 70 percent of this mitigation potential is in developing countries. Nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) are a new mechanism, provided under the UNFCCC, available to developing countries to tap this mitigation potential. This policy brief prepared by Ecofys for the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) takes a closer look at NAMAs in the agricultural sector. The brief covers current NAMA development processes, visible challenges, synergies between mitigation, adaptation and food security and recommendations for successful implementation on the ground.

The policy brief is available for download at CCAFS.

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