Cambio climático

Publicaciones

Type: Publications
Year: 2012

Food security is likely to be affected by climate change (CC) in several ways: food security depends not only on the direct impact of CC on food production, but also on its indirect impacts on human development, economic growth, trade flows, and food aid policy (Keane et al., 2009). The extent of such impact is however very uncertain, especially in regions where climate projections are ambivalent, such as in the Sahel zone in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). In our study we assess: how projections for key food security indicators – such as agriculture production and rural poverty – are affected by the uncertainty in climate change; and how investment in adaptation measures can help dealing with such uncertainty.

Type: Publications
Year: 2012

This document includes a series of four working papers seeking to support discussions on the green economy of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) process. The draft papers were presented and discussed at an FAO/OECD Expert Meeting on Greening the Economy with Agriculture (GEA), held in Paris, France, 5-7 September 2011. This formed the basis of the GEA summary presented to, and endorsed by, the 143th Session of the FAO Council in November 2011.

Type: Publications
Year: 2012

More than 500 million people depend directly or indirectly on fisheries and aquaculture for their livelihoods. Fish also provides essential nutrition for 3 billion people and at least 50 percent of animal protein and essential minerals for 400 million people in the poorest countries. However, climate change is creating huge challenges for a sector already facing serious threats from overfishing and poor management. The broader threat posed by climate change to development and food security is increasingly well recognized and is now a major local, national and international priority. Its implications for fisheries and aquaculture in general, and for coastal and riparian communities in particular, are enormous. The sector and the aquatic environments on which it depends also have potentially important but as yet poorly defined roles in the management and mitigation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Type: Publications
Year: 2011

This paper provides an overview of what climate change will mean to subsistence and smallholder farmers in Lesotho, and how the capacity for climate change adaptation in agriculture can be strengthened, focusing on selected areas of crops, livestock and forest-based livelihood systems, to stabilize and improve yields. We draw on experiences and lessons learned from a pilot FAO/Government of Lesotho project, and make recommendations as to how on-the-ground community-based responses could be scaled up to other parts ofthe country, and possibly to other vulnerable countries across southern Africa. 

Type: Publications
Year: 2010

This publication is addressed to UN staff and nationals working on the coordination and execution of emergency activities to make them aware of the importance of dealing with land tenure rights and property issues for both disaster risk reduction including preparedness and mitigation measures, and the efficiency and effectiveness of post-disaster responses. FAO has selected four country case studies that address the issue of land tenure in Mozambique, Bangladesh, Philippines and Ecuador. The analysis helps improve understanding of land tenure in the context of natural disasters.