Economic and Policy Analysis of Climate Change

The Economic and Policy Analysis of Climate Change (EPIC) programme of the FAO Agrifood Economics Division (ESA), supports countries in evidence-based policy making through sound economic and policy analysis to reform policies, institutions and investments on climate change, in connection with agricultural development and food security.  

The programme aims to strengthen sustainable agricultural systems through better policies and sound analysis of the costs, tradeoffs, adoption barriers and benefits, as well as the impacts of climate change on agriculture.

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News - 14.10.2021

We are pleased to announce the release of the EX-Ante Carbon Balance Tool: EX-ACT v.9.2.0.

The new version overcomes the operating language issues linked to Excel formulas and corrects minor bugs.


What’s new?

  • One file for all OS languages and Excel languages alike. The content and options of the EX-ACT file remain in English for [...]

The EX-ACT suite of tools is composed of three appraisal systems developed by FAO to provide estimates of the impact of AFOLU-related activities on climate change, biodiversity and societies.

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Policy briefs

Evidence and policy options on migration, cash crop production and deforestation in Uganda

This policy brief, prepared by the FAO Economic and Policy Analysis of Climate Change (EPIC), aims to analyse the relationships and policy options in regard to migration, cash crops and deforestation in Uganda. In particular, it shows that: – the expansion [...]

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