Investment Guide

A guide for planning investment in low-emission rice production by identifying the costs and potential benefits of mitigation options. The Guide identifies opportunities for investments in climate-smart rice production to:

  • progress toward carbon neutrality and diversify sourcing of carbon offsets projects to reduce and mutualize investment risks;

  • secure investors’ ability to directly source in-kind carbon offsets

  • lead the market through negotiated carbon markets’ returns to monetize financial investors’ carbon dividends; and

  • deliver additional social, economic and environmental impact to rural communities.

Using a case in the Mekong River Delta region in Vietnam, the document demonstrates investment actions, costs, and outputs of low-emission projects in the rice sector. Specifically, it lays out de-risking strategies and highlights the economic, social, and environmental gains in the long run.


  • The Investment Guide will be available for download soon.