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Sahel communities equipped to weather climate change'

Sahel communities equipped to weather climate change

FAO targets local resilience-building solutions for climate-driven challenges
New UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration offers unparalleled opportunity for job creation, food security and addressing climate change'

New UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration offers unparalleled opportunity for job creation, food security and addressing climate change

The United Nations General Assembly declared 2021–2030 the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration
Climate action: moving forward after COP24'

Climate action: moving forward after COP24

Delegates at COP24 in Poland reach another key agreement, the ‘Katowice Climate Package’
The biodiversity that is crucial for our food and agriculture is disappearing by the day'

The biodiversity that is crucial for our food and agriculture is disappearing by the day

FAO launches the first-ever global report on the state of biodiversity that underpins our food systems

FAO's work on Climate Change

Climate change threatens our ability to ensure global food security, eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from human activity and livestock are a significant driver of climate change, trapping heat in the earth's atmosphere and triggering global warming.

Climate change has both direct and indirect effects on agricultural productivity including changing rainfall patterns, drought, flooding and the geographical redistribution of pests and diseases. The vast amounts of CO2 absorbed by the oceans causes acidification, influencing the health of our oceans and those whose livelihoods and nutrition depend on them. FAO is supporting countries to both mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change through a wide range of research based and practical programmes and projects, as an integral part of the 2030 agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.

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