Forests influence carbon dioxide patterns within the atmosphere by absorbing carbon through wood, leaves and soil and by doing so act as a stabilize force to regulate climate. In addition, forests are a source of food and income for communities, and help to improve and maintain soil quality, aquifers and regulate surface temperature. The Adaptation Fund finances projects and programmes to help the most vulnerable communities in developing countries to fight land degradation, create smart agricultural practices and integrate adaptive measures within communities to conserve their forests and rich biodiversity.