This analytical report provides rich scientific and policy information about current mitigation and adaptation science. It also highlights recent climate change projections, including expected impacts, and reviews key mitigation sectors and technologies. It focuses on “traditional” Global Environment Facility (GEF) support policies and mitigation opportunities in energy efficiency, renewable energy, REDD+, and a number of other key strategies and sectors. The report argues for a strong GEF role in such emerging sectors with high mitigation potential as urban systems combining transport, buildings, water supply, waste treatment, food supply and land use zoning, AFOLU (Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use), agri-food supply systems – including emerging and often controversial mitigation opportunities such as short-lived climate forcers and carbon capture and storage.

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Organization: GEF, UNEP

Topics: Finance, Transport, Energy, Science, Adaptation, Mitigation, REDD, Technology, Policy Instruments, Capacity Development, Financial Mechanisms

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2012

Language: English