This crisis impacts everyone, especially the poorest and youngest. Leaders can take action through regreening and disaster risk reduction.
It doesn't matter who you are - when disaster strikes, everyone deserves safety and support. Australians know what disaster feels like - we've lived through it in the overwhelming tragedy of the 2020 Bushfire Crisis that has impacted millions at home. As we survive our own floods, droughts and fires, communities around the world which climate change affects have also faced their own challenges and felt their own heartache. From flooding and landslides to worsening cyclones, extended droughts and longer hungry seasons, the impacts of climate change worldwide are diverse and devastating.
The climate crisis threatens all of us - from fires in the Amazon and rural Australia to rising sea levels in Tuvalu and Vanuatu. The youngest and poorest will be hit hardest. Without a healthy natural environment it’s not possible for children to grow and thrive.
There’s no time to waste - we must restore natural ecosystems and reduce emissions to reverse climate change. And we must support the most vulnerable communities we work with to adapt to the new climate.
Your voice can help us keep children and local communities resilient to climate shocks and protect hard-won development gains.
Use this tool to email your local MP and call on them to listen to young and vulnerable people, and to become a champion of nature-based climate solutions like regreening that help people and planet.
Sand dams in Kenya retain water in the midst of drought
Although the poor have contributed the least to climate change, they tend to live in the most vulnerable areas, such as low-lying land prone to flooding, marginal agricultural land prone to drought or vulnerable coastal zones. They also have the fewest resources to bounce back from disasters and cope with climate stresses.
We can't always avoid disasters, but communities that prepare for them can reduce their impact. By combining disaster resilience projects with climate change adaption, World Vision helps communities maintain their livelihoods amid changing conditions.
By supporting communities in disaster preparedness, response and resilience, we're ensuring they're better equipped to survive disasters, reduce their vulnerability and adapt to a rapidly changing climate. Learn more about Disaster Risk Reduction.
Greta Thunberg has called for more nature-based climate action - environmental solutions make up only 2% total emissions reduction funding worldwide.We’re a world leader in promoting Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration in rural communities. Farmers who naturally regenerate trees on farmland and in forests improve agricultural productivity and reduce the incidence of droughts, floods and landslides, leading to transformative economic and social benefits for communities. Our projects include direct interventions like reforestation, agro-forestry, climate-smart agriculture, clean energy and access to carbon markets.
We support communities to find solutions to climate chance that firm up their food supply, provide them with clean energy and help them manage their natural resources.
Thriving ecosystems make a world of difference to farmers and the most vulnerable - the carbon they capture makes a difference to the world.
Lucia and her husband practise sustainable land management techniques, providing their family with a greater variety of food.
Students at World Vision Global Leadership Conference
"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children"
Children are at greatest risk of injury, disability and death caused by the impacts of climate change. They are less equipped physically, mentally and emotionally to cope with life-threatening conditions. The greatest killers of children – malnutrition, diarrhoeal disease and malaria – will get worse because of climate change. Australian children are feeling the effects of climate change and disasters too.
The young deserve a say in the world they will live in. We work to empower children and young people to exercise their rights and speak their truth about the disasters affecting their lives and the changes they want to see.