Climate change is a severe threat that already today affects most severely the poor and vulnerable countries and communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Those people and regions which contributed least to the problem are confronted with most of its dangerous symptoms. Reduced and erratic rainfall, intensified drought periods, sea level rise, landslides due to heavy rainfall and more extreme tropical storms are alarming signs that climate change is a severe threat to development.
People in the tropics and subtropics, farming mostly on small plots of already emaciated and vulnerable soils, with little more than their traditional knowledge and wisdom to counteract the natural hazards are not able to cope with these dangerous consequences of climate change.
Our mission is to support the people, communities and regions most vulnerable to climate change in strengthening their resilience. We provide advisory services in the following areas:
- Risk and vulnerability assessments for rural communities and development projects
- Capacity building and training on climate change bringing together different stakeholders from local communities, NGOs and governments
- Studies and dialogue processes on climate-related issues
- Monitoring and evaluation with a specific focus on climate change