Climate change poses the greatest direct threat in history to CARE’s vision of a world of hope, tolerance and social justice where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security.

The injustice of climate change is that its negative impacts fall disproportionately on poor communities, who have contributed least to its causes.

CARE’s Adaptation Learning Programme (ALP), implemented in Ghana, Niger, Kenya and Mozambique with the support of DFID, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland and the Austrian Development Cooperation, acknowledges that inequitable distributions of rights, resources and power at all levels constrain many people’s abilities to take action on climate change.

ALP therefore seeks to improve and promote knowledge on how best to protect the livelihoods of the most vulnerable people through community-based adaptation (CBA) to climate change.

Latest Publications

Rethinking Support for Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change: The Role of Development Interventions

  • Co-authors: Simon Levine, Eva Ludi and Lindsey Jones
  • Published: January 2011

Dak Achana: Persuing Food Security with Market Engagement in Kenya

  • Countries: Kenya
  • Co-authors: Jennifer M. K. Jensen
  • Published: December 2010

ADAPT Project: Market engagement case study:

  • Countries: South Africa, Zambia
  • Published: December 2010

India case study

  • Co-authors: CARE Visiting Fellow, Jillian Gladstone and Christian Pennotti, Technical Advisor, Learning and Impact, Economic Development Unit, CARE USA
  • Published: December 2010

From Resolution to Reality

  • Countries: Afghanistan, Nepal, Uganda
  • Published: November 2010

Livestock marketing in Kenya - Ethiopia border areas: A baseline study

  • Countries: Ethiopia, Kenya
  • Co-authors: Overseas Development Institute
  • Published: July 2010