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Climate risk management

Managing climate risk is a major challenge and climate-related disasters are increasing. The number of reported hydro-meteorological hazards (droughts, floods, wind storms, forest fires or landslides) has significantly increased in recent decades. Climate Risk Management combines the joint objectives of disaster risk reduction and adaptation to slow on set long term environmental change caused by climate variability and change.

FAO’s integrated approach to Climate Risk Management addresses vulnerabilities to short-term climate variability and longer-term climate change in the context of sustainable development. It promotes proactive, demand driven interventions to achieve positive outcomes for communities and societies in climate-sensitive sectors such as agriculture, forestry, fisheries, aquaculture, water resources, environment, and ultimately food security. For further information click here: http://www.fao.org/resilience/areas-of-work/en/.