WHY CLIMATE CONCERN?
Climate change is already impacting millions of people around
the world by increasing the frequency and/or intensity of natural hazards, such as floods and droughts, and through more gradual, insidious changes in temperature and rainfall affecting weather patterns and seasons. It presents a tremendous risk to human development, threatening to undermine decades of progress in the fight to end poverty.
Around the world, communities, civil society, institutions, governments and international bodies are starting to develop strategies, policies, and programmes to tackle this complex social, environmental, and developmental problem. At Climate Concern we seek to work with our partners to ensure that these solutions not only work, but are fair, equitable and of benefit to those most at risk.
WHO ARE WE?
Climate Concern is a small and highly-regarded consultancy-based enterprise. Founded in 2010 we pride ourselves on supporting individuals, communities and organisations to better understand how
to prepare for, and adapt to, climate change and disasters, using an integrated approach that combines the best of climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, food security, and sustainable livelihoods approaches to build resilience.
Our Director and Founder, Charlotte Sterrett has over a 14 years of international development experience, working in over 20 countries across six regions worldwide. She is an expert in climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and resilience, with a particular interest in gender and women's rights. She has a proven track record of providing strategic and programming direction to organisations to develop, implement and monitor policies, strategies, campaigns and programs to build community resilience, and affect policy and practice change. Charlotte has worked across different sectors including: climate change adaptation; disaster risk reduction; resilience; HIV and AIDS; food security and livelihoods; shelter and housing; education; gender equity; child and youth development. Her work is multi-disciplinary and recognises the inter linkages between different areas of development. She is client focused and driven to deliver excellent results.
WHERE DO WE WORK?
Climate Concern works worldwide with significant experience in Asia, Africa and the Pacific.
Our work is focused on regions and countries that are particularly vulnerable to climate change. These include: rural, urban and peri-urban communities; places that are preparing for, and recovering from disasters; and contexts that are prone to slow onset disasters such as floods and droughts. We work across different sectors such as food security and sustainable livelihoods, natural resource management, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), education, health and protection.
Photo credit: Staff from the HIV and AID Prevention Group (HAPG) in Bela Bela, water the kitchen garden used to supplement food for patients. Poor living conditions in the townships of South Africa where HIV infection rates are high, make residents particularly vulnerable to climate change. Bela Bela Township, South Africa. Charlotte L. Sterrett/Climate Concern.
Our vision is of a world free from poverty and injustice where humans care for each
other and the planet.
Our mission is to support individuals, communities and institutions to address
climate change and disasters through effective policy and practice interventions at local, national and international levels.