Climate change mitigation in the East and Southern Africa region: an economic case for the agriculture, forestry and land use sector
Achieving zero hunger by 2030 can be facilitated through green growth investments in the agriculture, forestry and land use (AFOLU) sector. Significant levels of finance are needed to support countries to implement such strategies, with private finance a key source. This report is a guide to shape investments by IFAD and other international donors in climate change mitigation actions in the East and Southern Africa (ESA) region. Results show that most emissions in the region come from the energy sector, followed by AFOLU. Mitigation investments can be prioritized to enhance the efficiency of available financing, maximize mitigation results and create synergies with economic development needs. However, social equity and economic development trade-offs exist.