Why Climate Adaptation?

The world is already experiencing an increasing frequency of extreme weather events, changes in average temperature and shifts in seasons. Adaptation refers to adjustments in response to actual or expected climate stimuli and their effects on the social, environmental, and ecological systems. Adaptation is building suitable, strong and sustainable practical solutions to combat the consequences of climate change that cannot be avoided.

Why capacity building?

Adaptation efforts are not ‘one-size-fits-all’ solutions and depend on the unique context of the geography, community, and ecosystem. Our Climate Adaptation program envisions building the resilience of communities that are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. We introduce best practices, alternate livelihood opportunities, innovative technologies, financial instruments and community-owned models to strengthen the response of the communities and build the resilience of the economy to manage the risks associated with changing climatic patterns. Our projects build practices that promote behavioural shifts to sustainably utilise resources and that are suited to local conditions.

What are the Outcomes?

The IPCC describes vulnerability to climate change as being determined by three factors: exposure to hazards, sensitivity to those hazards, and the capacity to adapt to those hazards. Adaptation measures can help reduce vulnerability to climatic change.

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