Climate Change


FAO-Adapt is a framework programme providing general guidance in the implementation of FAO’s multi-disciplinary activities for climate change adaptation. It aims to enhance the coordination, efficiency and visibility of FAO’s adaptation work through both short and long-term adaptation measures.

FAO’s Interdepartmental Working Group on Climate Change and its subgroup on adaptation facilitate the implementation process of FAO-Adapt. Technical units in FAO Headquarters and decentralized offices lead the delivery of outputs and actions consolidated under the five global priority themes defined by the Framework Programme.

  • Data and knowledge for impact and vulnerability assessment
  • Institutions, policies and financing to strengthen capacities for adaptation
  • Sustainable and climate-smart management of land, water and biodiversity
  • Technologies, practices and processes for adaptation
  • Disaster Risk Management

These themes and actions have been identified by analysing local, national, subregional, regional and global adaptation needs in the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors. More information on the FAO-Adapt framework programme here: