Climate Change & Resilience

The world is becoming a more turbulent place. Climate change is the single greatest threat, contributing to more extreme and unpredictable natural disasters, both large and small. At the same time, increased violent conflicts around the world are affecting more and more people. Both sudden shocks and slow onset changes and stresses erode the livelihoods of people living in poverty, undoing development gains made in the past. CARE aims to empower poor and marginalized people to take their own lives in their hands, therefore increasing resilience has to be a core part of how CARE works everywhere, emphasizing the impact of climate change at all levels and to build knowledge for global change  through our Climate Change & Resilience programs.

Our approach for building resilience starts with strengthen poor people’s capacities to deal with shocks and stresses, manage risks, and transform their lives in response to new hazards and opportunities. Simultaneously, CARE seeks to address the underlying causes of vulnerability of different groups of people, and improve the social, economic and ecological systems and structures that support them. Building resilience goes beyond the ability to recover from shocks and includes addressing the context that makes people vulnerable. That is central to CARE’s approach on Climate Change & Resilience.

Publications

Sep 11 2017

Integrated Risk Management explained

Climate change and ecosystem degradation place new demands on disaster risk reduction approaches. We describe Integrated Risk Management (IRM) as an enhanced, holistic approach to increase community resilience by integrating disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and ecosystem management and restoration. In this document, we...

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Dec 01 2016

Increasing Resilience Guidance

CARE aims to strengthen poor people’s capacities to deal with shocks and stresses, manage risks, and transform their lives in response to new hazards and opportunities. CARE seeks to address the underlying causes of vulnerability of different groups of people, and improve the social, economic...

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Jan 01 2012

Partners for Resilience Vision Tree

The Partners for Resilience (PfR) foresee resilient families and communities integrating ecosystems and climate change in disaster risk reduction (DRR). This integrated approach enables communities to withstand shocks from natural hazards and sustain development by securing or transforming their livelihoods. In 2012, Partners for Resilience...

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