Climate change is leading to increasingly frequent and more severe natural hazards. Poor people are least able to predict natural hazards, prepare for them and protect themselves against their impacts.

That’s why we embed climate change adaptation across all of our work; in energy access, agriculture, disaster resilience and urban WASH and waste management.

We’re helping to make resilience a way of life, by advising people on how to adapt their lives to a changing climate and put plans and systems in place to predict natural hazards and stop them turning into disasters. We’re contributing to joint efforts to promote environmentally sound technologies for low carbon and climate resilient development.

We define resilience as the ability of a system, community, or society to pursue its social, ecological, and economic development and growth objectives, while managing its disaster risk over time in a mutually reinforcing way. This captures the essential forward-looking component of resilience; we do not want people to be resilient while denying their aspirations to improve their wellbeing.