Mercy Corps: Drastic Consequences Of Climate Change On Fragile Populations Can Be Ignored No Longer

“On Earth Day, the global organization reaffirmed its commitment to addressing climate change … by helping vulnerable communities all over the world strengthen their resilience against increasingly frequent and intense extreme weather events.

‘Development and humanitarian organizations like ours must acknowledge that climate change is no longer a secondary consideration,’ says Eliot Levine, Deputy Director of the Environment, Energy and Climate Technical Support Unit at Mercy Corps. ‘It dangerously amplifies existing threats, and we must empower vulnerable communities to overcome the coming challenges.'”

Through efforts that empower policymakers and governments to take direct action and support communities that are most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, Mercy Corps is increasing climate resilience and addressing some of the most pressing environmental challenges of today.

Learn more about the organization’s environmental efforts here.