climate change

Climate change is increasing scarcity of resources, including water and productive farm land in some of the world’s most vulnerable and impoverished regions. We’re committed to helping people become more resilient to climate shock.

Droughts and floods are becoming increasingly frequent, while growing seasons are more and more unpredictable, leading to hardships for millions of poor people who are often hit the hardest by the impacts of climate change. Research suggest that, unless steps are taking to stem a rise of 2°C in global average temperatures by 2050, over 250 million people will be forced to leave their homes, while about 30 million more will go hungry as agricultural yields diminish across the globe.

We are committed to working with local partners to help people in developing countries become more resilient to climate shock.

Our Climate Change Work Includes:

  • Providing training on sustainable land use and agriculture techniques, including training farmers in sustainable agricultural practices, resulting in an eightfold increase in crop yields.
  • Promoting sustainable energy technology, thus ensuring access to clean, reliable, and affordable energy as an input for wellbeing and economic growth.
  • Advocating for governments to put poor people’s concerns at the heart of their development agenda in response to climate change.

Find out more how we work with local partners in helping poor and vulnerable people to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

A Good Harvest: Farmers Adapting to Climate Change

In many rural communities where we’re already working, rainfall patterns have changed significantly due to climate change. Farmers can no longer plan their farming activities based on traditional knowledge. We are working with local partners to help vulnerable farmers adapt to changing climatic conditions.

Promoting Fuel-efficient Stoves Initiatives

Most households in rural communities where we’re already working, continue to use open wood fires for cooking and other domestic purposes. These seriously strains the environment and emit smoke that causes extreme health risks: indoor cooking kills 4 million people every year, more than HIV/AIDS and Malaria combined. We’re working with local partners to promote fuel-efficient stoves across communities where we already work.

Power Source for Climate Adaptation

Over 1.3 billion people lack access to electricity across the world and many rural women and children in Sub-Sahara African have little chance of seeing the electric grid reach their community. This has serious negative economic and social development consequences. We are working with local partners to enhance safety, livelihoods, education and health of vulnerable populations via our Power Source for Climate Adaption programme.