Climate Change

Climate risk management

All six dimensions of food security and nutrition are affected by climate change and climate variability: availability, access, utilization, stability, agency and sustainability. The impacts of climate change on agricultural production trickle down to additional risks to the food security and nutrition of people who are directly dependent on agriculture for their livelihoods. 

FAO’s work on climate risk management focuses on mainstreaming climate and environmental risk considerations into FAO’s programming and on supporting evidence-based interventions and decision-making.  

What we do

Climate Risk Management in Climate Finance
Climate Proofing
Climate Services
Early Warning for Disaster Risk Reduction

Why manage climate risks?

Agrifood systems are heavily affected by climate-related hazards and disasters. The negative impacts of climate change are threatening the food security of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable, almost 80% of which live in rural areas. These populations, including family farmers, pastoralists, fisherfolk and community foresters, are highly dependent on natural resources and are the first to suffer from weather-related shocks.  

Risk exists when there is uncertainty about the future outcomes of ongoing processes or about the occurrence of future events. FAO works to reduce uncertainty by improving the information base, and devising innovative schemes for insuring against climate change hazards.