Economic and Policy Analysis of Climate Change

The Economic and Policy Analysis of Climate Change (EPIC) programme of the FAO Agrifood Economics Division (ESA), supports countries in evidence-based policy making through sound economic and policy analysis to reform policies, institutions and investments on climate change, in connection with agricultural development and food security.  

The programme aims to strengthen sustainable agricultural systems through better policies and sound analysis of the costs, tradeoffs, adoption barriers and benefits, as well as the impacts of climate change on agriculture.

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News - 12.02.2021

To pave the road and pursue efforts to limit average global temperature rise to 1.5°C, countries update their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in the spirit of reducing their emissions to the extent possible. Well-defined NDCs should include measurable targets with achievements supported by national policies and strategies. The quantification [...]

The EX-ACT suite of tools is composed of three appraisal systems developed by FAO to provide estimates of the impact of AFOLU-related activities on climate change, biodiversity and societies.

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Leveraging social protection to advance climate-smart agriculture: evidence from Malawi

In many developing countries the adoption of climate sustainable practices is hindered by resource and risk barriers. This paper assesses the interactions between participation in Malawi’s largest public works programme, the Malawi Social Action Fund (MASAF), and three widely promoted [...]

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