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World needs to pre-empt devastating drought impacts through better preparedness'

World needs to pre-empt devastating drought impacts through better preparedness

Seminar at FAO seeks to rekindle international cooperation, wider use of existing tools and approaches
Increasing food production without damaging the environment'

Increasing food production without damaging the environment

FAO Director-General addresses European Parliament's Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
New guidelines help member states achieve their climate pledges'

New guidelines help member states achieve their climate pledges

FAO charts a path for the agricultural sector to contribute to adaptation, mitigation and the SDGs
Nationally Determined Contributions Partnership workshop takes place at FAO Headquarters'

Nationally Determined Contributions Partnership workshop takes place at FAO Headquarters

Countries convene to discuss how to best meet the needs of agriculture, food security & land use in the face of climate change

FAO's work on Climate Change

Climate change threatens our ability to achieve 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.

Strategic Programmes

Recent publications

Addressing agriculture, forestry and fisheries in national adaptation plans

The publication Addressing Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in National Adaptation Plans – Supplementary guidelines aims to support developing countries in making sure agriculture is both included in national adaptation plans and made more adaptive and resilient to climate change. These guidelines supplement the United Nations Framework on Climate Change. UNFCCC NAP Technical Guidelines.

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FAO supports countries to achieve their NDCs
At the UNFCCC Climate Conference (COP21) in December 2015, Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) were the basis for negotiations, helping form the Paris Agreement. At COPP22 in 2016 these INDCs became Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) - roadmaps for achieving the Paris Agreement. The Agriculture sectors feature prominently in the 161 INDCs and 22 NDCs submitted to the UNFCCC by 189 countries as at 29 July 2016.

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