Climate Change

Access to climate finance

At a time where climate finance in the agriculture and land use sector is urgently needed, FAO is committed to supporting countries to unlock their growth potential and promote climate action for more efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agrifood systems.

FAO supports countries with access to finance through several funding channels including the Green Climate Fund, Global Environment Facility and Adaptation Fund, and through bilateral funding and support setting up carbon projects.  

FAO draws on its strong field presence and in-depth understanding of policies and procedures to assist countries with the development and implementation of hundreds of country-led projects on adaptation, climate-smart agriculture, combatting land and forest degradation, sustainable forest management and disaster risk reduction helping them turn their climate ambitions into actions. 

How FAO supports

Latest publications


This document is the yearly update of the FAO analysis, “Climate finance in the agriculture and land use sector – global and regional trends” and includes newly released data for 2020. Climate finance is a fundamental element of the global development agenda and has been accelerating in the past years.


“Building global capacity to increase transparency in the forest sector (CBIT-Forest)” is a project led by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and financed by the Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) trust fund of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) with a lifespan of two and a...


Climate finance is a fundamental element of the global development agenda and has been accelerating in recent years. Yet between 2000 and 2018 the share of global climate finance in the agriculture and land-use sector has decreased, passing from an average of 45 percent of the total flows at the beginning of the millennium, to 24 percent in 2013 where it has since stayed.


Accelerating change for water security in Jordan

Climate change is primarily a water crisis, but sustainable water management offers solutions, from harvesting rainwater to storing treated wastewater

Green Climate Fund approves new projects worth $145.3 million for climate action in Bolivia, Cambodia and The Philippines

The initiatives in partnership with FAO are focused on fostering climate adaptation and resilience for smallholder farmers

Climate finance is key to making agrifood systems more resilient, efficient, sustainable and inclusive

Berlin – A boost in investment is essential to transform the world’s agrifood systems to become more resilient, efficient, sustainable...