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International Cooperation in the AFOLU, Buildings, Industry and Land Transport Sectors


Sectoral systems differ substantially in their political economies, technologies, financing structures, industrial composition, and international connectedness. Taking these differences into account allows for enhancing international cooperation for climate action.

NDC ASPECTS participants from the Basque Centre for Climate Change, Free University Brussels, University of Eastern Finland and Wuppertal Institute have developed a series of four policy briefs on global governance and international cooperation in the sectors agriculture, forestry and other land use (AFOLU), buildings. energy-efficient industry and land transport. The policy briefs discuss the current status of global governance and international cooperation in these sectors and how to improve it.

Parties to the Paris Agreement may pursue a number of activities, for example in the framework of the new mitigation work programme, such as developing sector-specific international decarbonisation roadmaps, promoting exchange on potential technological, economic and policy options, or reviewing and/or endorsing relevant international cooperation efforts. In addition, the policy briefs suggest sector-specific cooperation options beyond the UNFCCC.

The policy briefs build on the more comprehensive analysis published in Deliverable 6.1, Assessing sectoral climate governance gaps and policy options