Can agroforestry propel climate commitments?

  • In the Paris agreement, most developing countries identified agroforestry as a key part of their climate strategy.
  • Nationally Determined Contributions, or NDCs, are the main tool for defining countries’ contributions to the Agreement.
  • The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), just released a policy brief on agroforestry’s central role in governmental efforts to achieve their NDCs.
  • Author Peter A. Minang explains how agroforestry’s contribution to climate goals could be enhanced.

The Paris Agreement, reached at COP21 in December 2015, aims to keep global temperature rise this century to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are the main tool for defining countries’ contributions to the Agreement, and most developing country NDCs identified agroforestry as a key part of their climate strategy.

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is attending the COP23 climate summit in Bonn, Germany, and just released a policy brief on agroforestry’s central role in governmental efforts to achieve their NDCs. Report coauthor Peter A. Minang took some time to explain how agroforestry’s contribution could be enhanced.

Read more: AN INTERVIEW WITH PETER MINANG

This article was originally published on the website of Mongabay

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