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.


Reaching Resilience handbook 2.0

Part of a toolkit: The output of the RR project exists of a set of tools, enabling practitioners to watch the current dilemma’s and issues from the grassroots through a…

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Resilient WASH systems in flood prone areas

This study aims to explore the current body of knowledge with regards to resilient techniques in WASH for flood-prone areas, and to prepare the technical basis for the…

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Climate Change Adaptation

Integrating Climate Change Adaptation in DRR E-modules

The tool: Five e-learning modules about integrating climate change adaptation into Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) programmes and plans. A comprehensive regional learning curriculum Developed by CARE’s Strengthening Community-Based Disaster…

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Partners for Resilience

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…

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Disaster Risk Reduction

Disaster Risk Reduction and WASH in Humanitarian respons

An in-depth guideline developed with support from UNICEF on the integration of Disaster Risk Reduction into WASH in emergencies.

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Resilient WASH systems in drought prone areas

This study aimed to explore the existing body of knowledge with regards to resilient techniques in the water supply where water availability is limited – in particular, drought-prone…

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Towards Resilience

Towards Resilience: A Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) is an introductory resource for staff of development and humanitarian organizations working with people…

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