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Climate Resilience and Adaptation

An analysis of Christian Aid's work with local partners and crisis-affected communities on the causes and consequences of climate change, helping the most marginalised to adapt, build resilience and reduce their vulnerability.

Our approaches address the unprecedented scale and impact of existing and future climate risks and shocks across the world.

Our Strategic Objectives

1. Locally-led adaptation and climate risk management

Effective early warning/early action and climate services that help people reduce their vulnerability to climate shocks and stresses, supporting and enhancing both locally-led adaptation and survivor community-led humanitarian response (sclr). This includes developing community capacity in risk reduction especially for extreme flood events.

Policies enabling decentralised, off-grid renewable energy initiatives are supported, scaled up and funded.

A fully-resourced, global Loss & Damage Fund channelling resources to the most affected, marginalised people, particularly women, so they can take risk-informed decisions to recover loss and damage, reducing the loss of life and livelihoods.

2. Climate resilient communities

Ensure vulnerable households, communities and their organisations can successfully adapt to climate change through locally-led adaptation, using their own capacity and structures and external support for their resilience building strategies.

We focus on

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Climate resilient agriculture
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Climate finance
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Loss and damage and restoring livelihoods
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Climate information services/DRR

Our work

Key to our success has been the centrality of our partnership approach at national level – with local organisations and affected communities, technical, private sector, and government partners. In defining problems, finding solutions, learning and sharing knowledge, implementing change and speaking out on critical issues, we stand together, building resilience and delivering change through influencing, mobilisation, movements and networks – regionally and globally.

Christian Aid promotes innovation, investment, capacity development and better practices working with the most vulnerable communities, so they can respond to and recover from climate shocks, build thriving, sustainable livelihoods and address loss and damage.