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    Augmenting climate change mitigation and forestry financing through social innovation: the case of Malawi and the Sustainable Lifestyles and Education Programme
    XV World Forestry Congress, 2-6 May 2022
    2022
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    Various studies suggest that the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Paris Agreement will depend on how cities in Africa manage climate change and deforestation. For example, over 70% of greenhouse gas emissions are associated with urban areas and countries such as Malawi consumes no less than 1,708,074 m3 of natural forest wood annually in-order to facilitate the construction of houses. Unfortunately, Africa is one of the least studied regions in terms of biodiversity dynamics and climate variability hence lacks strategies to protect and sustainably utilise forest resources for national development. Social innovation (SI) practices can promote socio-economic development by bringing about changes in the way social agents act and interact with each other through the creation of new institutions and new social systems. The United Nations One Planet Sustainable Lifestyles and Education Programme piloted the “Polycentric Infrastructure and Community Development Paradigm for Sustainable Urban Transitions (PICD-SUT)” framework in Malawi in order to demonstrate how SI can augment carbon sequestration and mobilise climate finance through rentals from housing developments. This exploratory study aims to expound on how the implementation of the PICD-SUT framework can enable cities African cities to utilise SI as a strategy to augment sustainable forest management practices and improve forestry sector financing. The methodology used included analyses of research articles and case studies. The paper discovered that SI can reduce public sector budget deficits for forestry programmes by providing alternative sources for financing community forest management initiatives. It was therefore concluded that transformative forest management policies should incorporate SI strategies as a means for enhancing partnerships and technology transfers for improved forest management between communities and non-state actors. Keywords: Climate Change, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Urbanisation ID: 3623738
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    Planning National Land and Forest Action to Mitigate Climate Change and Reduce Poverty in Equatorial Guinea - UNJP/EQG/010/UNJ 2020
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    Equatorial Guinea has a forest cover estimated at 2.5 million hectares, representing more than 90 percent of the national surface area. Despite this extensive cover, the estimated rates of forest loss (deforestation plus forest degradation) show a worrying upward trend, particularly for forest degradation. In line with its international and regional commitments, in 2012 Equatorial Guinea started its national process of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, and the role of conservation, sustainable management and enhancement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+). This project significantly contributed to moving forward the national REDD+ progress, engaging multiple actors in the fight against climate change. In order to address the causes of deforestation and forest degradation, and promote sustainable development, Equatorial Guinea decided to develop a National REDD+ Investment Plan.
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    Scoping review on the role of social protection in facilitating climate change adaptation and mitigation for economic inclusion among rural populations 2024
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    Rural populations, especially small-scale producers and women, are disproportionately impacted by climate change since their livelihoods depend largely on natural resources and weather patterns. This paper reviews the available evidence on the role of social protection programmes in facilitating climate change adaptation and mitigation, with a specific emphasis on economic inclusion for agriculture-dependent households. The review also presents available evidence on the ability of social protection programmes to contribute to mitigation targets through reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and in easing the impact of climate mitigation policies on price inflation, job losses and income insecurity.The review underscores the importance of a systems approach. Both climate policies and social protection policies should incorporate specific elements to effectively complement each other.

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