How We Work

Mit­i­ga­tion & Adaptation

Inte­grate Cli­mate sup­ports devel­op­ment ini­tia­tives in cli­mate change mit­i­ga­tion, adap­ta­tion and resilience.

Mit­i­ga­tion involves human action to reduce our con­tri­bu­tion to cli­mate change. It includes strate­gies to limit and reduce green­house gas sources and emis­sions, and enhance green­house gas sinks.

Adap­ta­tion con­sists of actions under­taken to reduce the harm­ful effects and con­se­quences of cli­mate change on human and nat­ural sys­tems, as well as har­ness any ben­e­fi­cial oppor­tu­ni­ties.

Resilience is the abil­ity to resist, sur­vive and recover from the effects of cli­mate change. It refers to the capac­ity of indi­vid­u­als, com­mu­ni­ties, insti­tu­tions and nat­ural envi­ron­ments to dynam­i­cally and effec­tively adapt to shift­ing cli­mate con­di­tions, while con­tin­u­ing to func­tion at an accept­able level.

Holis­tic Approach

Inte­grate Cli­mate recog­nises the com­plex inter­re­la­tion­ship between cli­mate change, envi­ron­men­tal degra­da­tion and adverse soci­etal con­di­tions, such as poverty, inequal­ity and polit­i­cal marginalisation.

We adopt a holis­tic, cross-sectoral approach that pro­motes resilience of both nat­ural envi­ron­ments and human soci­eties to cli­mate impacts, and cre­ates pos­i­tive syn­er­gies for climate-change mitigation.

Our work incor­po­rates Ecosystems-Based Approaches, Community-Based Adap­ta­tion, gen­der and advocacy.