"There is no peace without tackling food security and eliminating hunger and there will be no food without tackling climate change.” A couple of days ago, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has published a new and all-encompassing framework on climate change. The organization acknowledges the enormous threats posed by climate change, and outlines how it will tackle environmental changes in the future. The strategy paper is yet another indicator of institutional change: increasingly, organizations worldwide mainstream climate change into their planning.
Excerpt from the foreword:
FAO considers climate change a top-line corporate priority - as reflected in the newly-endorsed Strategy on Climate Change where FAO will focus its work on three fronts:
- First, to enhance institutional and technical capacities of Member States.
- Second, to improve integration of food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries within the international climate agenda.
- And third, to strengthen internal coordination and delivery of FAO’s work.
This Strategy translates FAO’s core mandate into strategic choices and action priorities at global, regional, national and local levels with the central goal of supporting its Member Nations in achieving their commitments to face climate change. It will be implemented through FAO’s Strategic Framework as well as through strategic partnerships.