Climate Response & Resilience

By 2030, climate change could force more than 100 million people into extreme poverty. Here’s how we’re working to build resilience.

Concern’s Response to Climate Change

Many of the communities in which Concern works rely on agriculture for both food and income.

Faced with degraded land and extreme weather, farmers often contend with food insecurity and unreliable income. In the event of a climate disaster (including hurricane, cyclone, and drought), we address the first-response needs, while also looking for ways to both reduce the impacts of hazards on the lives and livelihoods of the people with whom we work.

We also promote eco-friendly farming techniques that are tailored to local environments and designed to improve food security and nutrition, help communities sustainably manage water and other natural resources.

Our impact

In 2018, we …

  • Reached 400,000 people in Pakistan with climate disaster management plans
  • Brought Climate Smart Agriculture to 1,240 farmers in South Sudan
  • Helped 29,000 Sudanese in West Darfur build resilience against climate shock
  • Provided relief for approximately half of those affected by Typhoon Soulik in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  • Set up environmental committees in 26 villages in Chad, which in turn spread messages about how to protect the environment to an estimated 1,200 people in their communities
  • Trained 2,180 people in Somaliland in techniques like Climate Smart Agriculture
  • Supported 30 small-scale farmer groups in Liberia against climate change