Climate justice

The climate emergency is a global problem. It needs a global solution.

Climate adaptation and resilience in Zimbabwe

Our goal: By 2030, CARE International will help 25 million poor and marginalised people – particularly women and girls – to become more resilient and better equipped to adapt to the effects of climate change.

Meet GenAdapt

CARE is raising the voices of the women and girls on the frontline of the climate crisis

Reversals in global carbon emissions have not been achieved and global temperatures keep rising. As the climate emergency grows, it is estimated that up to 132 million people will be pushed into poverty by 2030 as a result of climate change.

Although the climate emergency affects all of us, it has a disproportionate impact on the poorest and most marginalised groups, including women and girls. People who rely on biodiversity for survival are no longer able to produce food; people who can only afford basic shelter have their homes destroyed through repeated cyclones; people who don't have any insurance or savings must rebuild their lives from nothing after disasters.

Women have slower economic recovery compared to men and generally experience poorer health outcomes due to food insecurity, exhaustion, heat, and waterborne diseases.

What is CARE International doing to achieve climate justice?

CARE believes that everyone has the right to live on a healthy planet.

Through our GenAdapt campaign, we are raising the voices of the women and girls who are having to adapt to the new reality of climate devastation.

We also support people and communities on the frontlines of the climate emergency to prepare for and adapt to the impacts of climate change. We plan and deliver projects that help people, especially women and girls, to adapt and become more resilient to climate shocks.

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We can now cope better with climate change, we can help our husbands and support our families...we feel more empowered and valued as women."

Find out how CARE has supported communities in Niger to adapt to climate change
Climate change in Niger

Through our advocacy work, we call for immediate action to tackle the climate emergency and ensure that the voices of the poorest and most vulnerable people are heard at international climate emergency negotiations.

CARE Climate Justice Center

The CARE Climate Justice Center coordinates the integration of climate justice and resilience across CARE’s development and humanitarian work.

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