|Poverty, Environment & Climate Change Network (PECCN)|
In 2010 CARE, recognizing the strategic importance of climate change, formally designated the Poverty, Environment and Climate Change Network (PECCN) as its first Centre of Expertise (CoE), hosted by CARE Denmark. This supports a global understanding within CARE that climate change is fundamentally linked to a number of its core programming sectors, including food security, water, disaster risk reduction and women’s empowerment.
PECCN is a CARE-led 'community of practice' with a secretariat and global membership. The Network supports CARE International Members, Country Offices and their partners to develop innovative, people-centred climate change programming that can be shared and replicated at national and global levels. It also works to influence international conventions, as well as regional and national policy frameworks, to more effectively address the interests and rights of poor and marginalised people.
PECCN is especially focused on reducing the negative impacts of climate change by transforming policies, institutions and practices that currently obstruct poor people's ability to adapt, and working with rural community members to improve their livelihoods through better management and governance of natural resources. The Network operates globally but with a focus on developing countries. One of the Network's key strengths is its ability to forge collaborative relationships between, and distil lessons from CARE staff members and partners working around the world.
Contact the PECCN Secretariat Staff.