November 7-18, 2016

The world’s poorest and most vulnerable, who are least responsible for causing climate change, continue to bear the brunt of its impacts. This is an extreme global injustice, which was, to some extent, addressed at COP22. In 2015, at COP21, the Paris Agreement along with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development marked a historic milestone for the international fight against climate change.

The rapid ratification in 2016 made the Paris Agreement enter into force in time for COP22 in Marrakesh, Morocco, an important signal of maintained political momentum. But ratification is not enough: governments need to scale-up climate action immediately and demonstrate plans to deliver on the promises made in Paris at COP22.


CARE has produced several publications on our positions on climate change and COP22. Click the titles to read our work.

Turning the Paris signal of hope into meaningful actions for the most vulnerable: Recommendations for COP22
[French Version]
CARE’ five key demands for outcomes of COP22. The following demands are addressed in the policy paper.

Hope Dries Up? Women and Girls Coping with Drought and Climate Change
In the report, both the positive and negative coping mechanisms being adopted by women and girls during the 2015/2016 drought are presented.

Fleeing Climate Change: Impacts on Migration and Displacement
A new report from CARE Danmark shows that climate change could push the total number of permanently displaced people as high as 250 million people, between now and 2050. In 2015, alone, nearly 15 million people had to leave their homes due to climate-related disasters.

Global Goal on Adaptation: From Concept to Practice
CARE, ActionAid, and WWF have released a new report that contains recommendations in order to significantly advance action under the Global Goal on Adaptation by 2018, a key international climate policy moment.

Beyond Productivity: Delivering on Food and Nutrition Security in a Changing Climate
CARE aims to make 50 million people more food secure and resilient to climate impacts by 2020. To meet this goal, CARE focuses Beyond Productivity in our work with local and global food systems. We use the SuPER principles to guide our work. These hold that food and agriculture systems (from inputs to production to processing and marketing, as well as consumption) should be Sustainable, Productive and Profitable, Equitable, and Resilient.

Cultivating Equality at COP22: Food & Nutrition Security in the UNFCCC
We face a greater challenge than ever before: ending hunger and nutrition in the face of climate change and natural resource scarcity. Success demands that we tackle inequality, including gender inequality, as a matter of social justice and human rights

Strengthening Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change: Practitioner Brief 4 
This brief from ALP explains why and how strengthening adaptive capacity is a key condition for achieving climate resilient development.

Adaptation Good Practice Checklist
This checklist provides guidance on actions and criteria which help to ensure that adaptation results in quality, impactful and long-term climate resilience for the most vulnerable people.

Submission to the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA)
CARE, along with a consortium of other organizations, has provided a submission to the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA). The submission includes our joint views on the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), the Adaptation Communications, the Transparency Framework and the Global Stocktake.

Bonn Climate Conference 2017

The UNFCCC starts its annual May 2017 negotiations meeting in Bonn, Germany, at the seat of the UN Climate Change Secretariat. This year it will serve as the main comprehensive preparation meeting for COP23. 

CARE plans to continue advocacy, knowledge sharing and communications work in relation to key issues of concern to CARE’s mission, including:

  • Efforts to limit global warming to 1.5C
  • Adaptation and loss and damage, including finance
  • Food and nutrition security and climate change
  • Human rights and gender equality context.

Publications, Policy Positions & Press Releases:

  1. Cultivating Equality: Agriculture, Food & Nutrition Security in the UNFCCC
  2. Governments at UN climate talks must jointly ramp up action to confront climate disruption and human suffering, says CARE International