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Year: 2022

46 out of the 47 countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) submitted a first nationally determined contribution (NDC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as of 31 December 2020; South Sudan submitted an intended nationally determined contribution (INDC) back in 2015 but has yet to ratify the Paris Agreement. Seventeen countries1 in SSA have already submitted a new or updated NDC at the time of publication. For the sake of this publication, first round NDCs were reviewed to provide a synthesis of how the agriculture and land use sectors are represented in the mitigation and adaptation contributions in the region. The analysis points to key gaps and opportunities for enhancing ambition in the agriculture and land use sectors in second round NDCs, as well as challenges and barriers to implementation.

Year: 2022

46 out of the 47 countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) submitted a first nationally determined contribution (NDC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as of 31 December 2020; South Sudan submitted an intended nationally determined contribution (INDC) back in 2015 but has yet to ratify the Paris Agreement. Seventeen countries1 in SSA have already submitted a new or updated NDC at the time of publication. For the sake of this publication, first round NDCs were reviewed to provide a synthesis of how the agriculture and land use sectors are represented in the mitigation and adaptation contributions in the region. The analysis points to key gaps and opportunities for enhancing ambition in the agriculture and land use sectors in second round NDCs, as well as challenges and barriers to implementation.

Year: 2022

This report presents a model crop residue value chain that can support the collection, transport, storage of rice straw which can enable productive uses of rice straw. Moreover, it estimates the quantity of rice straw produced in each district in Punjab and further estimates the investment needed in developing a crop residue supply chain in the state. Finally, it also undertakes a techno-economic assessment of energy technologies to identify the most profitable way to use rice straw to produce sustainable energy.

Bioenergy and food security (BEFS) assessment – Seychelles
Year: 2022

A sustainable and stable energy supply is essential for a country’s stability and wellbeing. Seychelles, like many small island developing states (SIDS), currently depends on imported energy, in the form of fossil fuels. The high dependence on fossil fuel imports means Seychelles is highly vulnerable to disruptions in global markets. The situation is exacerbated by a reliance on imported food, which accounts for about 70 percent of food consumption. To limit this dependence, it is aiming to increase its reliance on renewable energy to 15 percent by 2030, with a long-term ambition of using 100 percent renewable sources for electricity production. 

Sustainable bioenergy is one form of renewable energy that can be used to green a country’s energy mix. This Sustainable Bioenergy Assessment report for Seychelles looks at the potential for sustainable bioenergy within the country, considering the country context, conditions and delicate habitat. The report considers sustainable biomass sources from the agriculture, forestry and waste sectors.

Year: 2022

“Building global capacity to increase transparency in the forest sector (CBIT-Forest)” is a project led by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and financed by the Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) trust fund of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) with a lifespan of two and a half years. 

The global project strengthened the institutional and technical capacities of developing countries to collect, analyze and disseminate forest-related data. It supported countries in meeting the enhanced transparency framework (ETF) requirements of the Paris Agreement and contributed information necessary to track progress related to implementing and achieving their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

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