Scaling up Climate Ambition on Land Use and Agriculture through Nationally Determined Contributions and National Adaptation Plans (SCALA) 

Cassava crop
Our food security depends on the sustainable management of healthy ecosystems. Yet, over half of the world’s agricultural lands and marine ecosystems are degraded to some extent. 
Fruit market

Exactly 100 days before the COP26, FAO and UNDP, through the SCALA programme organized a virtual session on “Accelerating the implementation of the Paris Agreement through climate-resilient food systems” at the Food Systems Pre-Summit held in Rome in July 2021. The session brought together members from academia, the private sector, and government representatives from Uganda and Mongolia to unpack the role food systems can play in fulfilling the goals of the Paris Agreement. 

The world is still grappling with the profound economic, social, and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. These impacts offer a glimpse of what the land use and agriculture sectors will endure if a systemic transformation towards climate resilience is not achieved by 2030. To tackle this challenge, FAO and UNDP are making sure COVID-19 considerations and green recovery are central to countries’ climate action plans for agriculture.
Man and cow
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Climate change is one of the greatest threats to food security, poverty reduction and sustainable development across the world. To cope with the consequences of climate change, innovative solutions are needed. Blockchain technology is one of them – but what is it and how can it be used?
Sri lanka landscape
Why implementing a systems-wide approach and boosting private sector engagement in agriculture and land-use is part of the climate solution.
Woman and cows
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In many parts of the world, women carry out a majority of the agricultural and household work. Yet, they do not have the same access to resources or power in decision-making as men. To bridge the gender gap, FAO and UNDP work with countries to empower women and achieve gender equality in the agriculture sector for a more sustainable future that will benefit all.

11 December 2019, Madrid, Spain- The German Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety  through its International Climate Initiative today announced it is providing €20 million for a new programme co-led by FAO and the Unit...