Changement climatique

Publications

Type: Publications
Year: 2013
This FAO study provides a global account of the environmental footprint of food wastage (i.e. both food loss and food waste) along the food supply chain, focusing on impacts on climate, water, land and bio-diversity. A model has been developed to answer two key questions: what is the magnitude of food wastage impacts on the environment; and what are the main sources of these impacts –with a view to identifying "environmental hotspots" related to food wastage.
Type: Publications
Year: 2013
The report contains the proceedings of the first workshop of a joint project by Zambia's Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL), The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and The CGIAR programme on Climate Change, and Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) who are collaborating on developing and quantifying participatory scenario analysis under an EC funded project that will contribute to Zambia, having the tools, knowledge and capacities to adopt, advance, scale up and roll out solutions towards Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA).
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.