FAO-Adapt is an organization-wide framework programme launched in June 2011. It provides general guidance and introduces principles as well as priority themes, actions and implementation support to FAO’s multi-disciplinary activities for climate change adaptation.  

Improving the efficiency and coordination of adaptation efforts

FAO-Adapt provides an umbrella to FAO’s adaptation activities, including short-term and long-term adaptation measures. FAO-Adapt aims to enhance coordination, efficiency and visibility of FAO’s adaptation work. 

FAO’s Interdepartmental Working Group on Climate Change and its subgroup on adaptation facilitate the implementation process of FAO-Adapt. Technical units in FAO Headquarters and decentralized offices lead the delivery of outputs and actions consolidated under the priority themes defined in the Framework Programme.


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Agriculture's greenhouse gas emissions on the rise 11 April 2014 New FAO estimates of greenhouse gas data show that emissions from agriculture, forestry and fisheries have nearly doubled over the past fifty years and could increase an additional 30 percent by 2050, without greater efforts to reduce them.This is the first time that FAO has released its own global estimates of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from agriculture, forestry and other land use (AFOLU), contributing to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). [more]
Forest surveys provide baseline data for participation in REDD+ 12 March 2014 Forests have the capacity to sequester and store enormous amounts of carbon – in trees, ground litter and the soil. When forests are destroyed or degraded, or converted for another use, they emit sequestered carbon into the atmosphere as a greenhouse gas, contributing to climate change. Ensuring the sustainable management of forests is critical to global climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts. [more]
Sharing Knowledge on Greenhouse Gas Emission 14 February 2014 Accra, 30 January 2014 - Interagency coordination and more exchange of experiences of good practices among member countries are important to address climate change and develop strategies for mitigation of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions in agriculture that are consistent with foods security and rural development goals of member countries. This was a major outcome of the Third FAO Regional Workshop on Statistics for Greenhouse Gas Emissions held in Morocco, last December 2013. [more]

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last updated:  Monday, August 5, 2013