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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, increasingly violent conflicts around the world are affecting more and more people.

Increasing resilience

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

Our approach for building resilience starts with strengthening 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.

Vulnerable

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 to Climate Change & Resilience.

Hollow Commitments report

G7 countries have no plan to deliver on climate finance pledges Behind the public promises, CARE’s new report ‘Hollow Commitments’ shows that recent climate finance plans from developed…

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Partners for Resilience Programme

For ten years, CARE has worked with communities, civil society and governments in Ethiopia, Guatemala, Indonesia, Mali, Philippines and Uganda to increase resilience in the face of rising…

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Partners for Resilience in Indonesia

For ten years, CARE has worked to increase community resilience in Nusa Tenggara Timor by diversifying livelihoods and making sure decision-makers hear the voices and needs of the…

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Partners for Resilience in Guatemala and Central America

For ten years, CARE has worked in in Guatemala and Central America to strengthen community, civil society and government capacities to integrate gender, Disaster Risk Reduction, climate and…

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Partners for Resilience in Ethiopia

For ten years, CARE has worked with communities, civil society and government in Afar to increase resilience in the face of rising climate and disaster risks, and to…

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Partners for Resilience in Uganda

For ten years, CARE has worked to increase the resilience of the population in Otuke district by diversifying their livelihoods and making sure decision-makers hear the voices and…

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Partners for Resilience in the Philippines

For ten years, CARE supported community resilience in the MANATUTI river basin by diversifying livelihoods, strengthening capacities to withstand the effects of climate change, and creating spaces for…

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Partners for Resilience in Mali

For ten years, CARE has supported communities in the inner Niger Delta by strengthening resilience, unifying their efforts and interests, to engage the government for inclusive DRR, integrating…

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Climate Adaptation Finance – Fact or Fiction?

In 2009, developed countries made a commitment to support climate activities in developing countries. They promised to mobilise climate finance and scale it up to $100 billion in…

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Resilience work in Uganda in times of Corona

Since January, the region of Otuke, in Uganda, has been experiencing dry conditions, characterized by sporadic rain. COVID-19 and its lock down implications have added up on the…

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