How to feed the world without degrading land and water resources, eroding biodiversity and contributing to climate change is among the greatest challenges of our times. FAO works with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to support member countries in addressing the critical nexus between agriculture and the environment.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksSeptember, 2018Angola, Fiji, Azerbaijan, Peru, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Ghana, Malaysia, Moldova, Ecuador, Maldives, Romania, Mongolia, Mali, Chile, Belarus, Georgia, Albania, Haiti, Myanmar, India, Armenia
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksFebruary, 2019Kenya, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Philippines, Mauritania, Argentina, China, Italy, Indonesia, Ghana, Congo, South Sudan, India, Senegal, Brazil
The critical role of forests in climate change mitigation and adaptation is now widely recognized. Forests contribute significantly to climate change mitigation through their carbon sink and carbon storage functions. They play an essential role in reducing vulnerabilities and enhancing adaptation of people and ecosystems to climate change and climate variability, the negative impacts of which are becoming increasingly evident in many parts of the world.
Library ResourceJanuary, 2008Nepal, Mauritania, Mali, China, Uzbekistan, India, Chad, Eastern Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Southern Asia
Across vast areas of the world, human activity has degraded once fertile and productive land. Deforestation, overgrazing, continuous farming and poor irrigation practices have affected almost 2 billion hectares worldwide, threatening the health and livelihoods of over one billion people. In this edition of New Agriculturist, a collection of articles explores some of the approaches and policies that can help to successfully rehabilitate degraded land.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2016Fiji, Honduras, United States of America, Zambia, Denmark, Indonesia, Peru, United Kingdom, Ghana, Malawi, Costa Rica, Niger, New Zealand, Nepal, Morocco, Japan, Malaysia, Madagascar, Tanzania, Chad, Canada
Where do forests and forestry stand today in international climate change negotiations? What exactly does it mean to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+)? What are the opportunities and risks for forests in today’s changing climate and is there a clear path forward? The articles in this issue address these and other questions.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2016France, Honduras, United States of America, Zambia, Tonga, Ghana, Congo, Sierra Leone, Malawi, Costa Rica, Niger, Palau, Kiribati, Madagascar, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Brazil, Canada
La publication de ce numéro d’Unasylva coïncide avec deux événements marquants pour les forêts. Les 196 Parties à la Convention-cadre des Nations Unies sur les changements climatiques viennent de se réunir à la Conférence Paris climat 2015 en vue de négocier un accord qui soit en mesure de changer la donne en matière de changement climatique. Toujours à Paris, le Global Landscapes Forum 2015, Forum mondial sur les paysages, a été le théâtre de discussions de haut niveau portant sur la recherche et les politiques qui sous-tendent les questions d’utilisation des terres.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2003France, Switzerland, United States of America, Mauritania, China, Australia, Ghana, Iceland, Cameroon, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Morocco, Japan, South Africa, Tunisia, India, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada
Forests play major roles in climate change. They contribute carbon emissions when destroyed or degraded and they suffer from changing climate, drought and extreme weather. Managed sustainably, they can provide a unique environmental service by removing excess carbon from the atmosphere, storing it in biomass, soils and products. In addition, sustainably produced wood fuels offer an environmentally benign alternative to fossil fuels.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksFebruary, 2016Serbia, Egypt, Afghanistan, United States of America, Kenya, Mauritania, Croatia, Eswatini, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Jordan, Morocco, Yemen, Tajikistan, Spain, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Italy, Tunisia, Chad, Mexico
As World leaders forged two new big deals in late 2015 – the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Climate Change Agreements – over 200 experts and technical officers working in fields related to land and water management, participated in the 3rd Land and Water Days held at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Headquarters in Rome, from 10 to 12 November 2015.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2015Switzerland, Chile, Germany, Peru, Guatemala, Indonesia, Norway, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congo, Guyana, Costa Rica, Colombia, Nepal, Laos, Japan, Vietnam, Madagascar, Cameroon, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Mexico, Brazil, Ghana, Asia, Americas, Africa
<p>The information in the document corresponds to the situation in October 2014, for the most recent overview of UNFCCC FREL/FRL submissions please consult <a href="http://redd.unfccc.int/fact-sheets/forest-reference-emission-levels.html">this link.</a> </p> This document provides examples of emerging approaches to FREL/FRL development adopted in different contexts, including for demonstration activities by countries seeking to take actions to reduce GHG emissions or enhance forest
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMay, 2016Burkina Faso, Nigeria, United States of America, Rwanda, Zambia, Mali, Burundi, Namibia, Ghana, South Sudan, Malawi, Niger, Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Italy, Tanzania, Botswana, Netherlands, Senegal, Chad, Norway, Africa, Southern Africa
The focus of this review has been on both documenting the general resilience of many fish resources to climatic variability and its underestimation in livelihood importance, including in protracted crisis situations, but also on enhancing the potential supply of fish from dryland areas by better use of the available water bodies, and in particular from small reservoirs.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJune, 2016Kenya, Switzerland, Japan, Zambia, Tanzania, Congo, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Costa Rica, Finland, Papua New Guinea, Africa
The Government of Kenya is in the process of establishing a National REDD+ Programme through the Kenya Forest Service (KFS). Two critical elements of the National REDD+ Programme are forest reference levels (FRL) and a National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS). This document describes the steps towards establishing the design of the NFMS and reference levels, through an enumeration and description of required tasks.
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