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Nature’s invisible connections and contributions to us'

Nature’s invisible connections and contributions to us

How biodiversity secures our future of food and much more
Bees must be protected for the future of our food'

Bees must be protected for the future of our food

First World Bee Day to be observed on 20 May 2018
Europe and Central Asia's quest to achieve Zero Hunger is threatened by poverty and climate change'

Europe and Central Asia's quest to achieve Zero Hunger is threatened by poverty and climate change

FAO chief also calls for action to stimulate healthy diets and to curb food loss and waste
Connecting agriculture to climate action'

Connecting agriculture to climate action

UN Climate Conference (SB48) Bonn

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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Koronivia joint work on agriculture: summary of submissions

This flyer provides a preview of the forthcoming analysis of submissions by Parties under the UNFCCC decision on the Koronivia joint work on agriculture. A complete analysis, covering all submissions from Parties as well as observers will be made available shortly. Have a look and send us your comments: Koronivia-JWA@fao.org.

Did you know?

At last year's UN climate conference (COP23), Parties finally reached a decision on next steps for agriculture within the UNFCCC framework, the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture.  Countries have been asked to submit their views on what should be included in the work by 31 March 2018, with options including how to improve soil carbon and fertility, how to assess adaptation and resilience and the creation of better livestock management systems. Learn more listening to February's global webinar: Advancing the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture under the UNFCCC.

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