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Addressing forestry and agroforestry in National Adaptation Plans  – Supplementary guidelines a publication of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the CGIAR Research Program on Forests,

Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) The potential of forests and trees to mitigate global warming has long been the main focus of climate change discussions.

But forests – and the livelihoods of the 1.6 billion people who depend on them – are also greatly threatened by increasing variability in temperature and precipitation, storms, pest outbreaks and more frequent and intense fires. In fact, the ability of forests and trees to adapt to these impacts will influence their ability to mitigate climate change. 

The publication is designed to help countries integrate these considerations into adaptation planning through the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process. It focusses on technical guidance on the integration of forests, agroforestry and trees in the formulation and implementation of NAPs.

Acting at the interface between natural resources and human activities, forests, trees and agroforestry provide numerous nature-based solutions to adaptation. For this reason, adaptation will play a major role in the history of climate change and forests. As shown in this publication, forests need to adapt and become more resilient so they can continue to deliver crucial ecosystem services, including those on which other agriculture sectors depend – including crops, livestock, and fisheries.

The guidelines build upon the lessons learned in countries and through the Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag) programme, co-led by FAO and UNDP, funded by the German Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) through IKI.  Related links:–          

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 Webstory: Forests and agroforestry taking its place for climate
adaptationIntegrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag) programme  

Further reading:–          Addressing Agriculture, forestry and fisheries in National Adaptation Plans – Supplementary guidelines–          Addressing fisheries and aquaculture in National Adaptation Plans–          Climate change vulnerability assessment of forests and forest-dependent people: A framework methodology and