Integrating Climate Considerations into Agricultural Investment Decision-making and Governance

Agriculture and other land-based investments are both the source of climate change-causing greenhouse gas emissions, and are vulnerable to climate change-induced disasters and weather pattern changes. We are exploring opportunities to integrate climate considerations into approval processes for agricultural investments.

This work began through support to the government of Senegal, as part of Columbia World Projects.

We now have broadened our research beyond Senegal, and are developing suggestions for how other low- and middle-income governments can consider climate in their decision-making around, and governance of, land-based investments. This work aims to support governments in aligning investment processes with climate objectives. It also helps to identify how climate-related information can be used by communities seeking to protect their rights and interests in the context of investment.

This work, which is undertaken under ALIGN and supported by FCDO, also helps to inform the technical support we provide to governments and civil society under ALIGN.