AFOLU Working Group

Working Groups

AFOLU Working Group

The AFOLU Working Group (WG) of the LEDS GP was created in 2011 to build the capacity of stakeholders from across governments, civil society, private sector and academia to set goals and implement actions that support mitigation and adaptation in the agriculture, forestry and other land use sectors aligned with greenhouse gas emission reduction goals and measures outlined in a country’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Priority Areas

Monitoring, Reporting and Verification
Financing Instruments and Approaches
Climate Smart Agriculture Practices
Long-term Planning Processes
NDC Updates
Deep Decarbonization Pathways

How We Work

We focus on promoting and facilitating information, knowledge sharing, and adoption of tools and solutions for climate resilient, low emission development across the agriculture, forestry and other land use sectors, promoting cross-sectoral collaboration and improving the confidence of practitioners to raise ambition towards NDC goals.

Our activities entail global and regional workshops, technical assistance, developing case studies, guidance documents, peer learning, hosting webinars, and establishing and facilitating communities of practitioners interested in specific implementation topics.

Communities of Practice

Livestock CoP

Soil Organic Carbon CoP

Upcoming Activities

Latest News from the Working Group

Discover the latest news and events from our working group.

Modelling Mozambique’s low-emissions future

Almeida Sitoe, Sadie Cox and Tim Woods report on a major low-emissions project that is modelling future development pathways for Mozambique and providing scenarios for the next version of its NDC.

Film: Achieving a resilient future

In this film, decision-makers from around the world describe how they are creating a climate resilient future by embracing low emission development.

Rural LEDS Community of Practice (Latin America and Caribbean)

The Rural LEDS Community of Practice as a vehicle to facilitate peer to peer exchanges among LAC governments, private sector, international programs and other relevant stakeholders who are working on policies, measures and planning approaches that greatly impact rural development. The objective of the Rural LEDS Community is to accelerate rural development in the LAC region through an integrated planning…

Africa AFOLU Community of Practice

The AFOLU (Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use) Community of Practice in Africa focuses on facilitating peer to peer exchange, providing training and technical assistance and sharing best practices on: agroforestry action as a driver of socioeconomic development and emission reduction linking agricultural production with small-scale energy sources to enable socio-economic development and emission reductions analytical approaches to assess greenhouse…

Discover country leadership examples on integrating low emission action into national development

The Low Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP) has launched its country leadership resource, which allows users to discover how countries are integrating low emission action in their national development. Experts from LEDS GP’s working groups, regional platforms and secretariat have collected these examples of country leadership – and have provided links to where users can find out more…

LEDS GP in August 2016

Find out what we’ve been up to this month, including details about our LEDS LAC platform’s upcoming annual event and the launch of a Community of Practice series on bioelectricity resource potential.

LEDS GP in July 2016

See what LEDS GP has been up to this month, including reports from our regional events in Asia and Africa, a series of reports on the benefits of LEDS and webinars from our LEDS LAC team.

    Coordinating bodies

    The AFOLU working group is currently coordinated by SSN and UNIQUE forestry and land use. In addition, Institutional partnerships have been formed with among others The New Zealand Agriculture & Greenhouse Gas Research Center (NZAGRC), the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the African Group of Negotiators Expert Support (AGNES).