CARE’s Climate Change and Resilience Platform (CCRP) leads and coordinates the integration of climate change and resilience across CARE’s development and humanitarian work.

From 1 July 2017, CARE’s work related to climate change and resilience is coordinated and advanced through CARE’s new Climate Change and Resilience Platform (CCRP). The CARE Climate Change and Resilience Platform (CCRP) aims to support and strengthen the ability of CARE to increase resilience and to tackle the causes and consequences of climate change. We do this by building the capacities and by growing CARE’s impact, influence and income to better serve the needs of the vulnerable, as shocks and stresses, including climate change, are increasingly overwhelming and impeding progress towards CARE’s key objectives by harming poor and marginalized people. The CCRP is an endeavour of CARE International, endorsed and supported by key national directors, and is coordinated by CARE Netherlands.

The CCRP builds on the significant work and legacy of CARE’s former Poverty, Environment and Climate Change Network (PECCN), which for more than a decade advanced CARE’s capacity on addressing climate change in the context of its humanitarian and development work, coordinated by CARE Denmark.

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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 marginalized 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.