Climate Change

FAO's Programme work in Climate Change

FAO is implementing a series of global programmes that are successfully supporting countries to develop and implement the policy frameworks and institutional arrangements needed to transform policy and create an enabling environment for agricultural development under climate change.  

The ongoing projects respond to the needs and demands of countries, and thus vary in thematic focus, scope and scale.  

Key Strategic Programmes

FAO and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are co-leading a 5-year programme (2020-2025) called Scaling up Climate Ambition on...

The Economic and Policy Analysis of Climate Change (EPIC) programme supports countries in evidence-based policy making through sound economic and policy analysis to reform policies, institutions and investments on climate...

In order to safeguard and support the world’s agri-cultural heritage systems, FAO started an initiative for the identification and the dynamic conservation of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage systems (GIAHS) in 2002....

Project Showcase

The project “Low Carbon and Resilient Livestock Development Strategies for Climate Informed Investments” will support five countries in Africa and Central Asia to build adaptive capacity and develop low-emission development strategies for livestock interventions through the use of the Global...

The FAO project “Country support to the enhancement of the Nationally Determined Contributions in the AFOLU sector” was launched in response to countries’ technical requests. It aims to help them reach their climate ambitions through the Nationally Determined Contribution...

The SAGA global project aims to reinforce farmers’ capacity to adapt to climate change in two Francophone Least Developed Countries particularly vulnerable to its impacts: Haiti and Senegal.

Multi-actor, multi-sector, multi-scale, SAGA reinforces national adaptation planning for food...

FAO is implementing the project ‘Towards sustainable bioeconomy guidelines’ to support countries in the development of sustainable and circular bioeconomy strategies and action plans, including in Uruguay and Namibia. In 2016, an FAO-led International Sustainable Bioeconomy Working Group (ISBWG) was...

The AVACLIM project (2019-2022) is funded by the Global Environment Facility and the Foundation for Environmental Monitoring. It aims to address the knowledge gap in evidence-based information on the effects of agroecological innovations. This is carried out by...

Co-funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, this project is a study that aims to provide evidence and data on the technical potential (ecological and socio-economic) and the challenges and constraints to be considered when scaling up...