The Compendium on Capacity for Implementing Land Based Mitigation has been produced in response to an identified demand from Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and other country officials for greater information on national policy contexts regarding the inclusion of land in the
climate change solution.

As this assessment will show, an extraordinary amount of time, effort and resources have been dedicated to pursuing land based solutions to climate change by both developing and developed countries across the globe. Progress has been made in building capacity and readiness, tools and techniques and principles and partnerships.

Improved terrestrial carbon management offers tremendous potential for climate change mitigationand, in many cases, there are associated co-benefits such as increased productivity, resilience, and biodiversity.

The objective of the Terrestrial Carbon Group is for terrestrial carbon to be effectively included in the international response to climate change.