Climate finance in the agriculture and land use sector: global and regional trends between 2000 and 2018

  • 14/09/2021
  • FAO

Climate change greatly affects the agriculture and land use sector, and its impacts result in disruptions to national economies and to the vitality of rural livelihoods, ecosystems, and biodiversity. In our interconnected world this constitutes a particular threat to food security and nutrition on a global scale. At the same time, the agriculture and land-use sector is a major contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions. Global development finance plays a crucial role in fostering agriculture to mitigate and adapt to climate change, and it is a driving force in the achievement of the Paris Agreement on climate change goals, the Sustainable Development Goals, and Agenda 2030. To address the knowledge gaps and develop a better understanding of how climate finance in the agriculture and land use sector has evolved over the past two decades, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment (OCB) together with the Resource Mobilization and Private Sector Partnership Division (PSR) recently released a study that looks at the main features of climate finance, including the source and geographical destination of resources, climate objectives and gender sensitivity. The report, titled Climate finance in the agriculture and land use sector – global and regional trends between 2000 and 2018 provides insights for UN agencies, international finance institutions, and governmental and non-governmental stakeholders.