Climate Change

Solar-powered wells for food production. © FAO/Essam Alkamaly

Policy support

FAO acts as a neutral forum, where all nations meet as equals to debate, negotiate agreements and strengthen global, regional and national climate and energy policy and governance.  

Climate policy includes policies to mitigate climate change (reducing greenhouse gas emissions and removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, so that the climate does not change as much or as quickly); and to adapt to climate change (helping communities and businesses to build resilience and avoid the worst effects of warmer temperatures, extreme weather, and other impacts).   

FAO works to ensure that energy policies are climate-friendly and focused on increasing the efficiency of energy use; increasing the sustainable production and use of renewable energy; and encouraging research into and the development of innovative energy technology.

How FAO supports

Latest publications


Snapshot of the status and way forward for transforming agrifood systems in the Pacific – Identifying entry points and analysing trade-offs for policymakers," describes the impact of climate change on the agrifood systems of Pacific Island countries.


FAO welcomes the decision 3/CP.27 - Sharm el-Sheikh joint work on implementation of climate action on agriculture and food security (in further text referred as the Joint Work) and the opportunity to share views on the elements of the joint work referred in paragraphs 14-15, including topics for the workshops referred to in the paragraph 15(b) and operationalization of the Sharm el-Sheikh portal referred to in paragraph 16.


About 600 million of the world’s poorest households keep livestock as an essential source of income and food production to manage risk, store wealth and build up assets. However, women face several constraints to ownership and decision-making power in the sector.


Nepal pursues a locally led adaptation approach to implement climate plans

April 2023 – Nepal is home of the Himalayas and a country with a unique topography, including the world's highest peaks and deep river...

Nations adopt the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework

The global deal aims to reverse biodiversity loss and set our world on the road to recovery

FAO’s Climate Risk Toolbox highlighted at IPPN’s Knowledge Café

On January 18, FAO presented one of its latest tools developed by the Office of Climate Change Biodiversity and Environment (OCB)to support climate...