Despite not being responsible for most of the pollution leading to climate change, poorer countries suffer its most severe impacts, either in terms of extreme weather events or slow-onset impacts like desertification. These effects are likely to become more severe in future.
We focus on climate justice and equity, recognising the responsibility of wealthy countries to lead rapid climate action, and supporting developing countries to cope with climate impacts and transition to greener pathways. Working with vulnerable people and communities around the world, we help them to make their livelihoods, food, homes and safety more resilient to climate change.
What we do
We work to:
- Support communities’ ability to adapt to climate change by strengthening national plans and processes
- Protect and financially support people facing climate induced losses, and people who are forced to migrate due to climate change
- Pressure wealthy countries to support initiatives like the Green Climate Fund (GCF), to enable climate action and adaptation in poorer countries
- Advocate for system change and scale up successful local solutions
- Challenge false solutions such as “Climate Smart Agriculture”, and promote real solutions such as agroecology
- Ensure that land based solutions respect human rights and food security