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The Green Climate Fund allocates $25 million to support FAO climate resilience project in Paraguay'

The Green Climate Fund allocates $25 million to support FAO climate resilience project in Paraguay

Efforts will focus on combating deforestation and boosting farmers’ resilience to the adverse impacts of climate change
Assessing the status and changes in tree cover and land use'

Assessing the status and changes in tree cover and land use

Forestry experts from all over China are meeting today in Xi’an to collect accurate data on land use and land use change in China.
Sustainable bioenergy policies for climate action '

Sustainable bioenergy policies for climate action

Country cases for Cote d’Ivoire, Malawi, the Philippines and Turkey
Cyclone Idai: Immediate help for Mozambique's livestock and fisheries sectors'

Cyclone Idai: Immediate help for Mozambique's livestock and fisheries sectors

FAO prepares to assist rural communities revive agriculture following disastrous flooding

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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