Climate Change
Equal in the eyes of bees'

Equal in the eyes of bees

A beekeeping couple in Senegal are reaping the rewards of gender equality and fighting climate change as a team
Study by FAO and partners says better approach needed in evaluating the impact'

Study by FAO and partners says better approach needed in evaluating the impact

Animal health important for helping cut greenhouse gas emissions, new report says
The resilience of Indigenous youth'

The resilience of Indigenous youth

How Indigenous youth are tackling climate change, COVID-19 and other challenges with innovative solutions
Green Climate Fund approves new projects in Benin and the Gambia'

Green Climate Fund approves new projects in Benin and the Gambia

Through a partnership with FAO the new projects will introduce climate resilient practices to lower emissions and improve livelihoods

FAO's work on Climate Change

Climate change threatens our ability to ensure global food security, eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from human activity and livestock are a significant driver of climate change, trapping heat in the earth's atmosphere and triggering global warming.

Climate change has both direct and indirect effects on agricultural productivity including changing rainfall patterns, drought, flooding and the geographical redistribution of pests and diseases. The vast amounts of CO₂ absorbed by the oceans causes acidification, influencing the health of our oceans and those whose livelihoods and nutrition depend on them. FAO is supporting countries to both mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change through a wide range of research based and practical programmes and projects, as an integral part of the 2030 agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.

FAO's climate action

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