CARE collaborates with climate change networks and alliances around the world, working to strengthen global efforts for awareness raising and policy engagement.
The Accra Caucus for Forests and Climate Change
A coalition of approximately 40 civil society and indigenous peoples’ organisations from the Global North and South, including CARE, which have followed the negotiations at the UNFCCC since 2008.
The Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance
ACCRA aims to increase governments’ and development actors’ use of evidence in designing and implementing both humanitarian and development interventions that increase poor and vulnerable communities capacity to adapt to climate hazards, variability and change. The programme will bring together good practice from Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Sustainable Livelihoods and Social Protection programming to better understand how programmes and policies can support communities’ and individuals’ capacity to adapt to climate change. Download their brochure here or go their site.
The Climate Action Network
CARE is part of this worldwide network of roughly 500 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels.
Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance
CCBA is a unique partnership among research institutions, corporations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Members founded the CCBA and contributed to the development of the CCB standards.
Ecosystems and Livelihoods Adaptation Network (ELAN)
CARE is a member of ELAN, which aims to build poor and marginalised people’s resilience to the impacts of climate change by promoting sound ecosystem management within an integrated approach to adaptation policy and practice.
Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA)
The primary goal of GGCA is to ensure that climate change policies, decision making, and initiatives at the global, regional, and national levels are gender responsive. GGCA membership includes more than 50 UN agencies and civil society organisations, including CARE.
The Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture (MICCA)
The MICCA programme has contributed since 2010 to making agriculture more climate-smart through the generation of evidence-based knowledge and tools that recognize the synergy between mitigation and adaption actions. These aim to support better decision-making within policy, planning, and investment processes. This in turn has an influence on securing food production and the sustainable management and utilization of natural resources. CARE has been working in collaboration with FAO and ICRAF on this programme.
Southern Voices supports 11 national networks, six regional and three thematic networks. It aims to ensure that the selected civil society organisations and networks – through south-south and north-south alliances – increase their capacity for carrying out advocacy and policy monitoring activities, and for raising public awareness. This will help promote environmental integrity and sustainable development that benefits poor and vulnerable people.
The UN Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Task Force on Climate Change
The Task Force serves as a forum to facilitate collaboration between members, especially with regards to engagement in international policymaking processes.
An online ‘open space’ on climate adaptation issues, which allows practitioners, researchers, and policy makers to access credible, high-quality information and to share experiences and lessons learnt.
Working Group on Development and Climate Change
Up in Smoke coalition: Members are a diverse group of development and environment organisations who believe solving poverty and tackling climate change are intimately linked and equally vital, not either/or.
Canadian Coalition on Climate Change and Development
CARE Canada is a member of C4D, a group of development, humanitarian and environmental organisations that joined together to share knowledge, collaborate and take concerted action to address climate change.
Reports: http://climate.pembina.org/pub/1544 and Making national adaptation plans work for the poor
CARE USA is engaged with other members who recognise that climate change is a global reality that has, and will increasingly have, multiple impacts on the work done by humanitarian and development communities.
CARE Denmark is part of the coalition of 22 Danish organisations, who all share an interest in and commitment towards sustainable development.
The NGO platform for Climate Justice
CARE Austria is a member of the platform, which convenes 18 major NGOs from the environment, development and humanitarian sector.
Working Group on Climate Change
CARE Vietnam is a member of CCWG, which seeks to contribute to reducing the vulnerability of poor people in Vietnam to the impacts of climate change through NGO coordination, advocacy and capacity building for environmentally and economically sustainable and socially just responses to climate change.
World Wide Views on Global Warming
CARE Egypt and CARE Malawi are members of WWViews, which strives to engage citizens and bring forward their views through citizen consultations in 46 countries all over the world.
WWF/CARE Climate Advocacy Partnership
WWF and CARE USA have united to communicate how to tackle climate change to reduce its impact on the world’s poorest and most vulnerable populations while enabling them to adapt to new climate conditions. (See this outline for further information).