Reducing Enteric Methane for improving food security and livelihoods

Phase 1

  • The primary goal of phase 1 was to develop and disseminate innovative, evidence-based interventions and options to improve ruminant system productivity, improve food security while reducing the GHG emissions intensity.
  • Phase 1 activities were implemented in 3 regions and 13 countries, delivering: (i) detailed baseline estimates of enteric methane emissions from livestock systems estimated using the “Global Livestock and Environment Assessment Model” (GLEAM) and comprehensive locally-obtained data; (ii) potential mitigation packages developed by local experts and assessed for both their ability to reduce GHG emissions and their cost effectiveness; (iii) improved knowledge and awareness of mitigation potential among local stakeholders.
  • Phase 1 of the project identified emission mitigation opportunities and their associated costs and benefits, informed sector planning, and characterized appropriate policy support.
  • It laid a foundation for mitigation policy action e.g. nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) and providing a framework for measurement, reporting, and verification. The phase  helped attract new resources to address the incremental costs of low carbon growth through technology, financing, and capacity building.  It also provided an opportunity for countries in accessing climate finance through international mechanisms, such as the Green Climate Fund (GCF), but also bilateral and multilateral funding mechanisms, as well as national financing.