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FAO’s Investment Centre Division, in collaboration with FAO’s Climate, Energy and Tenure Division, has published a new report on: “Incorporating climate change considerations into agricultural investment programmes – A guidance document”. This best practices guidance document is intended to help development professionals  and government officials who are involved in agricultural and rural development investment operations to mainstream climate change considerations in programme identification, design and supervision. The link between food security, rural livelihoods and climate change is well recognized, and…
Early warning technologies have greatly benefited from recent advances in communication and information technologies and improved knowledge on natural hazards and the underlying science. Nevertheless, many gaps still exist in early warning technologies and capacities — especially in the developing world — and yet a lot has to be done for the development of a global scale multi-hazard system. This in-depth bulletin introduces the basic concepts of early warning systems, the role of earth observation for disasters and environment and…
This book provides a succinct, readable, and engaging narrative and analysis of the 20-year history of GEF projects. While the Rio +20 conference provided the initial rationale for the book, it is intended to have lasting value for anyone interested in issues about the green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication, or about the institutional framework for sustainable development. As the intended readers are interested non-professionals, the book also draws on the tangible experience of GEF…
The goal of this text is to provide a timely, short, understandable but nonetheless comprehensive and critical overview of this topic. It outlines the mitigation and adaptation potential of organic agriculture and addresses main opportunities, challenges, institutional and policy aspects, thus placing it in a broader context, which also addresses consumer aspects and policies.
Extreme weather and climate events, interacting with exposed and vulnerable human and natural systems, can lead to disasters. This Special Report explores the challenge of understanding and managing the risks of climate extremes to advance climate change adaptation.  Weather- and climate-related disasters have social as well as physical dimensions. As a result, changes in the frequency and severity of the physical events affect disaster risk, but so do the spatially diverse and temporally dynamic patterns of exposure and vulnerability. Some types of extreme…
As many communities are not prepared to cope with climate disasters facing them today, an ongoing challenge is to build their resilience. In answer to this challenge, disaster risk reduction (DRR)4 aims to address a comprehensive mix of factors contributing to communities’ vulnerabilities. There are numerous tools and methodologies that have been developed to put this approach into practice...
Case studies on responses to too much and too little water in the Hindu Kush Himalayas With increased climate variability increasing the risk of floods and droughts, problems of too much or too little water are affecting the lives and livelihoods of the people in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Climate change is expected to exacerbate some of the conditions causing these problems. Although climate change has been discussed endlessly in international fora, very little ground research has been undertaken on its impacts.
Quick information on the climate change impacts on the agriculture sector and its climate vulnerability to help identify risks and priority adaptation responses.
This document summarizes knowledge and experiences in forest management as a response to climate change, based on a literature review and a survey of forest managers. This is part of an FAO-led process to prepare climate change guidelines for forest managers. It examines climate change impacts on forests and forest managers throughout the world. The document also reviews the main perceived challenges that climate change poses to forests and their managers. It summarizes experiences in preparing for and reacting to climate change in different types of…
With agriculture’s dependence on optimal temperature and water availability, climate change has been and will continue to be a critical factor affecting the productivity of different activities within the sector.
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