Economic and Policy Analysis of Climate Change

Manuals and guidelines

B-INTACT guidelines: Biodiversity Integrated Assessment and Computation Tool

Manuals and guidelines

Biodiversity loss is accelerating at an unprecedented rate across the planet putting a great number of species on the brink of extinction. A decline in the plants, animals, and microorganisms threatens food security, sustainable development, and the supply of vital ecosystem services. In order to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda, there is an urgent need to take action to halt biodiversity loss and consequently ecosystem degradation. Since the introduction of the Aichi targets, released by [...]

Climate-Smart Agriculture training manual

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This manual is designed for a four-day training course on climate-smart agriculture that would take the learner from the basics of climate science to the impacts of climate change and the linkages among climate, agriculture and food security. It contains four modules, each addressing a particular aspect and consisting of several sessions that are held either in plenary, as one group, or in smaller work groups. The content and structure of this manual has been developed and tested through fieldwork [...]

EX-Ante Carbon-balance Tool for coastal wetlands, fisheries and aquaculture management

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This manual explains how to use the EX-Ante Carbon-balance Tool known as “EX-ACT” to estimate the impacts of management activities in coastal wetlands, aquaculture and fisheries on projects GHG balance. EX-ACT enables investment planners to design program activities that target high return outcomes in terms of climate change mitigation, and is intended to complement conventional ex-ante economic analysis.  

Ex-Ante Carbon-balance Tool (EX-ACT) - Quick guidance

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In order to facilitate the different activities of targeting climate change mitigation in agriculture, decision makers can today choose from a wider range of available greenhouse gas (GHG) tools. These tools follow different main objectives (awareness raising, national reporting, (ex-ante) project evaluation, etc.), cover to a different extent all relevant GHGs as well as agricultural activities and are adapted to different geographical scales (farm, landscape, project, national scale). EX-ACT is targeted at providing project evaluations, characterized by relatively low data [...]

EX-Ante Carbon-balance Tool for value chains

Manuals and guidelines

This manual explains how to use the EX-Ante Carbon-balance Tool for Value Chain (EX-ACT VC) and how to address a multi-impact appraisal in terms of socio-economic and environmental performance of value chains. These guidelines justify the development of the tool, and introduce its goals for value chain analysis and the stepby-step approach of its modules.