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.


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.

Gender Transformative Adaptation

Women tend to be relatively more dependent on the products of their local production systems for their food security, fuel and other products and services, and thus more…

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Resilient communities: disaster and climate change

Disasters have strongly increased in both frequency and impact, with climate change as one of the main contributors to more extreme, frequent, and unpredictable weather. Degradation and loss…

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Integrated risk management law & policy checklist

This Integrated Risk Management (IRM) Policy checklist has been developed for Partners for Resilience (PfR) Alliance partners and their in-country counterparts. The aim of the checklist is to…

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Resilient livelihoods

Disasters cause substantial losses not only in lives but also in livelihoods. Chronic disasters cause the adverse impacts of these losses to accumulate by not allowing affected households…

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CARE Nederland at COP24

On Saturday 15th December, the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) of the UNFCCC concluded in Katowice, Poland after much debate, push from civil society organizations (CSO) and…

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Disaster Risk Reduction

Gender-smart action on disaster risk reduction

Women can help lead efforts to reduce losses in disasters - if they get a chance. The impacts of disaster and climate change discriminate: women, men, girls and…

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indonesian woman with rice

A journey for a thousand smiles

Disasters wipe out development progress and are being exacerbated by climate change, population growth, ecosystem degradation, and uncontrolled economic development. The poorest and the most vulnerable people are…

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Water: Not just an environmental issue

Increasing resilience by empowering people to take their lives in their own hands is a core part of CARE’s global work. For example, in our Partners for Resilience…

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Climate Change and Resilience Platform

CARE’s climate change & resilience platform

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…

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Regina, a Timorese woman with a voice

Regina, a Timorese woman with a voice

It is widely believed that the overall development of a country depends on the maximum utilization of its people, both men and women. This means that women should…

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