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.
Katherine Nelson - International Rice Research Institute, Los Banos, Philippines
Tran Van The - Institute for Agricultural Environment
Le Hoang Anh - Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Bui Tan Yen - IRRI, Los Banos, Philippines
Eva Wollenberg - CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources & Gund Institute for Environment at the University of Vermont
Bjoern Ole Sander - IRRI, Los Banos, Philippines
The Investment Guide will be available for download soon.