Who We Are
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.
The 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 – particularly women and girls – 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 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.
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, particularly women and girls, to take action on climate change at all levels and to build knowledge for global change.