Cambio climático

Publicaciones

Type: Publications
Year: 2014

This circular examines current and recent climate change adaptation activities and measures in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors. These examples are a selection of current and recent activities and provide an overview of the types of adaptation activities and programmes that are addressing fisheries and aquaculture sectors rather than a comprehensive review of adaptation activities addressing fisheries and/or aquaculture. Some of the highlighted activities are specifically targeted at addressing climate change impacts on the fisheries or aquaculture sectors, and others address related areas (e.g. coastal management and capacity building activities) that also have benefits for fisheries or aquaculture. An overview of climate change impacts on global fisheries and aquaculture and potential adaptation and mitigation strategies is provided in addition to specific examples.

Type: Publications
Year: 2014

Responsible management practices can help to maintain peatland ecosystem services while sustaining and improving local livelihoods. This publication gives guidance on responsible peatland management practices, supporting the reduction of GHG emissions from managed peatlands. it is an overview of current knowledge on peatlands and includes data related to their geographic distribution, ecological characteristics and socio-economic importance. The guide has been written to assist land managers and other decision makers. It documents case studies of responsible management practices: rewetting, paludiculture, degraded pasture restoration and forestry in all climatic regions. 

Type: Publications
Year: 2014

This brief was produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) as part of the project "Climate-Smart Agriculture: capturing the synergies between mitigation, adaptation and food security" implemented within the Economics and Policy Innovations for Climate-Smart Agriculture (EPIC) Programme of the Agricultural Development Economics Division (ESA).

The project, funded by the European Commission, was launched in January 2012 in Malawi, Viet Nam and Zambia.

Type: Publications
Year: 2014

El presente informe analiza el nuevo conocimiento sobre emisiones antropogénicas de gases de efecto invernadero (GEI) procedentes de actividades de la agricultura, la silvicultura y otros usos de la tierra (AFOLU por sus siglas en inglés) disponibles gracias a la nueva base de datos sobre Emisiones de FAOSTAT.

Type: Publications
Year: 2014

During El Niño episodes the normal patterns of tropical precipitation and atmospheric circulation become disrupted triggering extreme climate events around the globe: droughts, floods and affecting the intensity and frequency of hurricanes. Disasters create poverty traps that increase the prevalence of food insecurity and malnutrition. Agriculture is one of the main sectors of the economy that could be severely affected by El Niño event. FAO monitors the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon, among other weather related hazards, with a special focus on the potential impacts on the agricultural sector. The objective of this study is to enhance our understanding the El Niño phenomenon using FAO’s Agricultural Stress Index System (ASIS). This study is carried out under the auspices of the new FAO Strategic Framework, for the Strategic Objective 5 “Increase the resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises”. The study outcomes are expected to enhance further discussions on our understanding of the El Niño Phenomenon and add to the growing literature. This would in turn improve effective early warning capabilities of FAO and partners to issue and trigger timely disaster risk reduction measures