"Adapting to climate change is about reducing vulnerability to current and projected climate risks. Vulnerability to climate change is determined in large part by people’s adaptive capacity. A particular climate hazard, such as a drought, does not affect all people within a community - or even the same household - equally because some people have greater capacity than others to manage the crisis. The inequitable distribution of rights, resources and power – as well as repressive cultural rules and norms – constrain many people’s ability to take action on climate change.

This is especially true for women. Therefore, gender is a critical factor in understanding vulnerability to climate change. CARE’s approach to adaptation begins with comprehensive analysis, including an examination of differential vulnerability due to social, political and economic inequalities."

Latest Publications

Why community-based adaptation makes economic sense

  • Countries: Kenya
  • Co-authors: New Economics Foundation
  • Published: July 2012

Guidance for Designing, Monitoring and Evaluating Peacebuilding Projects: Using Theories of Change

  • Countries: Nepal, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Co-authors: International Alert
  • Published: June 2012

Promoting Conflict Sensitivity Among Donor Agencies – Policy Brief

  • Countries: Global
  • Co-authors: Conflict Sensitivity Consortium
  • Published: April 2012

Addressing Climate Change and Conflict in Development Cooperation; Experiences from Natural Resource Management

  • Countries: Egypt, Kenya, Niger, Sudan
  • Co-authors: Danish Institute for International Studies
  • Published: April 2012

Rules of the range Natural resources management in Kenya–Ethiopia border areas (policy brief)

  • Countries: Ethiopia, Kenya
  • Co-authors: Overseas Development Institute
  • Published: April 2012

Reaching New Heights: The Case for Measuring Women’s Empowerment

  • Countries: Bangladesh
  • Co-authors: Marcy Vigoda
  • Published: March 2012