Climate Change
Ambitious $104 million program targets land degradation in Africa and Central Asian countries'

Ambitious $104 million program targets land degradation in Africa and Central Asian countries

Launch of the FAO-led, Global Environment Facility-funded initiative paves the way for UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration
Recreate, Re-imagine, Restore! UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration kicks off'

Recreate, Re-imagine, Restore! UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration kicks off

Leaders gathered at virtual global gala calling for #GenerationRestoration
Climate change fans spread of pests and threats plants and crops, new FAO study'

Climate change fans spread of pests and threats plants and crops, new FAO study

Pests destroy up to 40 percent of global crops and cost $220 billion of losses

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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