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 to take action on climate change at all levels and to build knowledge for global change.
Since 1 July 2017, CARE’s work related to climate change and resilience has been 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 endeavor of CARE International, endorsed and supported by key national directors, and is coordinated by CARE Netherlands.
The CCRP builds on a decade of successful, interdependent work within CARE on climate change and resilience issues. It now develops joint work projects and seeks collaboration with projects and programmes across CARE. The core team facilitates linkages between CCRP members and broker access to knowledge, technical services and other resources. The CCRP works virtually, seeking to minimize CARE’s environmental and carbon footprints.