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Adapting to climate change

The impact of climate change is devastating for people in poor areas, but ingenuity can help them adapt and thrive

Adjusting to extremes

Climate change has triggered an increase in extreme weather events such as floods and droughts. It’s also causing long-term changes to weather patterns that are destroying livelihoods.

Poverty forces people into disaster-prone areas where making a living is almost impossible. And it means they’re ill-equipped to adapt to the changing climate, leaving them even more vulnerable to future disasters.

We’re helping people adapt to existing changes and prepare for future ones. We work closely with communities to develop simple, practical solutions that can help minimise the ways in which floods, droughts and extreme weather affect their lives and opportunities.

The people who are worst affected by climate change are not only those with the least capacity to adapt to it, but those least responsible for it.

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