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CLIMATE CHANGE

Climate change refers to a statistically significant variation in either the mean state of the climate or in its variability, persisting for an extended period (typically decades or longer). Climate change may be due to natural internal processes or external forcings, or to persistent man-made changes in the composition of the atmosphere or in land use. It is becoming increasingly clear that climatic variations are influenced not only by natural factors, but by human activities as well. This human component is believed to be responsible for climate change and global warming, which is expected to interact with the natural component in a largely unknown way.

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change refers to adaptation as: Article 2 – Objective: “The ultimate objective of this Convention and any related legal instruments that the Conference of the Parties may adopt is to achieve, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Convention, stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system. Such a level should be achieved within a time-frame sufficient to allow ecosystems to adapt naturally to climate change, to ensure that food production is not threatened and to enable economic development to proceed in a sustainable manner.”

Climate Change in FAO
FAO has a very active inter-departmental cooperation to provide consistent and comprehensive advice to all Members Countries, and the provision of technical inputs to negotiation processes, and strengthening information dissemination. <more>
 
CLIMAGRImed
CLIMAGRI is an agro-meteorological research programme to evidence current climate anomalies and changes and provide hypotheses about the impact on the Italian agricultural sector. <more>
 
Adaptation to Climate Change
Stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system. <more>
 
Methods and tools
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