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FAO seeks to step-up its focus on climate change and on monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals'

FAO seeks to step-up its focus on climate change and on monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals

Director-General opens FAO council, proposes changes to the UN agency's management structure
World Soil Day hails symbiotic role of pulses to boost sustainable agriculture'

World Soil Day hails symbiotic role of pulses to boost sustainable agriculture

New report explores how nitrogen-fixing plants enhance nutritious diets, carbon sequestration and soil fertility
UN food agencies call for urgent action to address southern Madagascar’s worsening food insecurity'

UN food agencies call for urgent action to address southern Madagascar’s worsening food insecurity

$67 million needed in food aid and farming support for upcoming planting season

FAO's work on Climate Change

Climate change is a fundamental threat to global food security, sustainable development and poverty eradication.

Agriculture, including the forestry and fisheries sectors, must adapt to the impacts of climate change and improve the resilience of food production systems in order to feed a growing population.That is why it must be addressed as an integral part of the overall development agenda.

Strategic Programmes

The Emissions intensity (Ei) of enteric methane (CH4) varies greatly across the globe. There are a number of ongoing efforts to generate more robust estimates of mitigation potential in the...

FAO and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are joining forces to support countries as they integrate their agriculture sectors in the National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) process through...

FAO's forest and climate change programme works to enhance national and international action on forests and climate change adaptation and mitigation. It aims to raise awareness, strengthen technical capacities and...

Recent publications

FAO's work on climate change 2016

This booklet presents FAO’s key messages on climate change and food security. It includes examples of FAO’s support to countries so they are better able to adapt to the impacts of climate change in the agriculture sectors. It also brings together FAO’s most up-to-date knowledge on climate change, including the tools and methodologies used to support countries’ climate commitments and action plans. 

Did you know?

Climate  change threatens  the  sustainability  of  capture  fisheries  & aquaculture  development  in  marine  &  freshwater environments

Impacts occur as a result of acidification, changes in sea temperatures and circulation  patterns,  the  frequency  and  severity  of  extreme  events,  and  sea-level  rise  and  associated  ecological changes. More... 

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