Climate Change
A fresh start for prawn producers after extreme weather in Dominica'

A fresh start for prawn producers after extreme weather in Dominica

Building more resilient livelihoods in islands vulnerable to climate change
FAO Director-General QU Dongyu designates European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet FAO Goodwill Ambassador'

FAO Director-General QU Dongyu designates European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet FAO Goodwill Ambassador

French astronaut to advocate for action on climate change and transforming our agri-food systems
FAO joins the Sustainable Rice Platform '

FAO joins the Sustainable Rice Platform

with plans to develop partnerships for a next generation of sustainable rice projects in Asia and globally

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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