Climate Change
National climate actions cannot ignore the livestock sector'

National climate actions cannot ignore the livestock sector

New FAO initiative supports countries to enhance climate actions in the livestock sector
Climate finance empowers indigenous women'

Climate finance empowers indigenous women

Indigenous women’s knowledge is key to restoring ecosystems and building climate resilience
Environmental sustainability is a key part of humanitarian work in dryland regions'

Environmental sustainability is a key part of humanitarian work in dryland regions

New FAO policy brief is developed in partnership with CGIAR and CARE
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

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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