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FAO's work on Climate Change. This booklet was recently launched at the 2017 Conference of the Parties (COP23) in Bonn. Including a synthesis of the support provided by FAO to face the impacts of climate change, it also brings together the most recent and relevant knowledge, tools and methodologies FAO can offer countries to report on their ...


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The United Nations General Assembly designated 11 December “International Mountain Day”. As of 2003, it has been observed every year to create awareness about the importance of mountains to life, to highlight the opportunities and constraints in mountain development and to build alliances that will bring positive change to mountain peoples ...


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Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns when that change lasts for an extended period of time (i.e., decades to millions of years). ). Climate change may refer to a change in average weather conditions, or in the time variation of weather within the context of longer-term average condit


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Climate change and agriculture are interrelated processes, both of which take place on a global scale.Climate change affects agriculture in a number of ways, including through changes in average temperatures, rainfall, and climate extremes (e.g., heat waves); changes in pests and diseases; changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide and ground-level ...


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Environmental Science: Climate Change and Global Warming (Evolution Ecology Nature): Ecological Interconnection and Importance of Nature. Life (and humanity) evolved from nature and depend upon nature for survival.


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Agriculture and food security are key sectors for intervention under climate change. Agricultural production is highly vulnerable even to 2C (low-end) predictions for global mean temperatures in 2100, with major implications for rural poverty and for both rural and urban food security.


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The Impacts of Climate Change on Smallholder and Subsistence Agriculture. Although there has been much recent public discussion of the effects of climate change on rural areas of developing countries, there has been little discussion that both engages with the science of climate change impact on agriculture, and with the specificities of ...


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Sustainable Innovation Forum 2015 is a biggest side event at cop21 in Paris, France in partnership with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)


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UN News produces daily news content in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Kiswahili, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish, and weekly programmes in Hindi, Urdu and Bangla.


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Glossary of climate change acronyms and terms. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z. AAU Assigned amount unit. A Kyoto Protocol unit equal to 1 metric tonne of CO2 equivalent. Each Annex I Party issues AAUs up to the level of its assigned amount, established pursuant to Article 3, paragraphs 7 and 8, of the Kyoto Protocol.