The impacts of climate change are already destroying livelihoods and aggravating economic, political, social, and environmental inequality. Without urgent action, this could make it impossible for poor and marginalised people to reach a wide range of development and justice goals.
There is still time to avoid the worst impacts of climate change and prevent human suffering on an unprecedented scale, but we haven’t a moment to lose.
CARE’s response to climate change is rapidly growing to reflect the scope and severity of the challenge. Our overarching objectives are to empower poor and marginalised people to take action on climate change at all levels and to build knowledge for global change.
In 2014, CARE managed 218 climate resilience development projects, across 53 countries.
CARE’s climate change niche
Our strategic response to climate change is coordinated by CARE’s Poverty Environment and Climate Change Network (PECCN) and has a focus on the following themes:
- Theme A: Climate change adaptation, loss and damage and the links to disaster risk reduction and emergencies.
- Theme B: Climate change, agriculture and food & nutrition security
- Theme C: Climate change adaptation finance
- Theme D: Climate Change mitigation and low-carbon development