- Both mitigation and adaptation are of critical importance to the land sector, including forests and people depending on forests.
- Mitigation and adaptation are two sides of the same coin’, but have often been treated separately, which reduces efficiency and effectiveness of policies and measures.
- Links between adaptation and mitigation are being made in the 2015 Paris Agreement, in the Warsaw REDD+ frameworks and by the Green Climate Fund.
- Research shows that there are many benefits to considering adaptation and mitigation jointly, for example in REDD+, and that an increasing number of synergistic projects are being implemented on the ground.
- Capacities to establish programs and projects that integrate adaptation and mitigation remain a challenge
- Policymakers can identify opportunities for harnessing the synergies between adaptation and mitigation and can also analyse trade-offs and put in place safeguards to reduce or avoid them
- Incentivizing the necessary research to further elucidate links and trade-offs between mitigation and adaptation will be important.
Topic: adaptation, mitigation, climate change
Series: CIFOR Infobrief no. 137
Publisher: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia
Publication Year: 2016Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.