|Empowerment for local action. Knowledge for global change.|
CARE seeks a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security. Climate change poses the single greatest threat in history to achieving our vision. The impacts of climate change are already destroying livelihoods and aggravating financial, political, social and environmental inequities. Without urgent action, this could make it impossible for poor and marginalised people to realize a wide range of development and justice goals.
Whilst we are already experiencing climate impacts and locked in for more, there is still time to avoid the very worst impacts of climate change and prevent human suffering on an unprecedented scale, but we haven't a moment to lose. We need an urgent and unprecedented global shift towards a massive reduction in greenhouse gases to mitigate climate change and urgent provision of financing and other resources to support adaptation to climate impacts.
CARE's response to climate change is rapidly growing. Our overarching objectives are to empower poor and marginalised people to take action on climate change at all levels, and to build knowledge for action on tackling global climate change. Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment is at the centre of our response.
Our strategic response to climate is supported by the CARE Poverty Environment and Climate Change Network (PECCN) and focuses on the following themes: