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Decarbonising the Agriculture, Forestry and Land Use Sector in South Africa

Lucas Chaumontet Stefano Niavas Kesh Mudaly Fiona Tokple Colin Kinghorn

The AFOLU sector in South Africa is a key socio-economic contributor and critical for ensuring local food security, employment, vibrant rural communities and forex earnings. The decarbonisation of South Africa’s Agriculture, Forestry and Land Use (AFOLU) sector analysis aims to provide an understanding how driving a Just Transition towards a decarbonised, climate-resilient South African AFOLU sector will be vital to ensuring the availability of healthy and sustainable food supply, maintaining and increasing export earnings, and enabling decarbonisation in other sectors, which require for example, biomass as a sustainable carbon feedstock.

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