Climate Change
Accelerating climate action through collaboration'

Accelerating climate action through collaboration

FAO’s Green Climate Fund portfolio is thriving thanks to continuous collaboration and unwavering teamwork across the Organization
First comprehensive portal to track international capacity development support for forest monitoring'

First comprehensive portal to track international capacity development support for forest monitoring

Improved information on forests vital for stronger climate action
How sea cucumbers are boosting the bioeconomy in Zanzibar'

How sea cucumbers are boosting the bioeconomy in Zanzibar

Offering alternative livelihoods, sea cucumbers provide new hope

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.

FAO's climate action

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For more information please contact: climate-change@fao.org