Climate Change

New FAO climate change website launched on the occasion of International Mother Earth Day


Protecting our planet from the climate crisis through sustainable agrifood systems is fundamental if we are to ensure food security for the world’s rapidly growing population.

To emphasis the connection between climate action and the protection of our fragile earth, FAO chose 22nd April 2023, International Mother Earth Day, as a significant moment to launch its new climate change website.

The website has a fresh and intuitive design and a navigation system that improves the user experience.  

The new website's bold and eye-catching pages reflect the diversity of FAO’s work and echo the message of International Mother Earth Day, ‘Invest in our planet’.   

With pages dedicated to FAO’s Strategic Framework, policy support, access to climate finance and processes under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change relevant to FAO, the website presents the way FAO is working on climate change around the world through its recently updated Strategy on Climate Change.

Take a look at our programmes and projects, and the Climate Change Knowledge Hub which contains thousands of resources on climate change from FAO and more than fifty organizations.   

“Showing the world how and where FAO is working on climate change is essential. The new website provides information and resources which give an in-depth look at our work which can enhance and guide the work of those both within and outside FAO.”

Said Zitouni Ould-Dada, Deputy Director of FAO’s Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment who led the restructuring of the new website.  

“Geared towards all walks of life from academia to policy makers, students to farmers there’s something for everyone” he added.

Investing in our planet to combat climate change  

With the increasing impacts of climate change, FAO is expanding its work on adaptation and mitigation, which is central to building climate-resilient, low-emission agrifood systems and eradicating hunger and malnutrition. The Strategy on Climate Change 2022-2031 is shaping FAO’s approach to adaptation and mitigation:   

FAO, as an accredited entity of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), leads over one hundred projects valued at USD 1.2 Billion. The RECLIMA project is helping rural communities in El Salvador restore ecosystems and become more resilient to climate change by reintroducing native trees to fight water stress, enhancing farmers’ resilience through agroforestry and restoring plant cover for water security and protection.

Over the past four years, FAO’s partnership with the Global Environment Facility has supported the management of 150 million hectares of land and sea, restored nearly 4 million hectares of land, and changed over 2 million tonnes of overly exploited fisheries to sustainable levels.

The FAO Green Cities Initiative is another example. Through the initiative, local communities in Quelimane, Mozambique have restored the local mangrove forest to prevent flooding and soil erosion. While the risk of flooding increases in seaport cities like Quelimane, mangrove reforestation is a nature-based solution to help communities adapt to changing environmental conditions by providing coastal protection, supporting biodiversity, and sustaining livelihoods. 

The healthier our ecosystems are, the healthier the planet – and its people. Restoring our damaged ecosystems will help alleviate poverty, combat climate change and prevent mass extinction. Everyone has a role to play.  

On this International Mother Earth Day, let's remind ourselves – more than ever – that we need a shift to sustainable consumption and production patterns that work for both people and the planet.  

Check out our new website and let’s promote harmony with nature and the Earth.