Mercy Corps sees climate change as one of the greatest threats to development. Yet with these challenges come opportunities. Mercy Corps is helping vulnerable communities cope with the rising incidence of climate-related disasters such flooding and drought, leveraging the global focus on climate change adaptation. We must pro-actively consider climate change problems in the long-term and find sustainable solutions that will help vulnerable populations adapt to unavoidable impact while advocating for global changes needed to slow climate change’s pace.
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Mercy Corps believes that partnership is critical to achieving deep impact, sustainability, and amplifying reach. We collaborate with a diverse range of partner agencies and institutions at all levels of the public, private and civil society sectors to address the global challenges that drive our work. See the list at right for a few of our current international partners.
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Myanmar: Myanmar Household Energy Market Assessment January 23, 2013
Mercy Corps sees access to reliable, clean and affordable energy as a key building block for sustainable development, and energy poverty as a significant barrier to broader development efforts.
Uganda: Market Analysis for Fuel Efficient Cook Stoves in the Acholi Sub-region, Uganda August 23, 2012
This report summarizes the results from the household energy and market assessment focused on cooking energy in the Acholi sub-region of Northern Uganda.
Ethiopia: Coping with Drought in Ethiopia by Building Peace March 5, 2012
Promoting resilience has gained attention in the wake of the recent drought in the Horn of Africa.
Timor-Leste: Energy for All - Timor Leste December 15, 2011
Mercy Corps is at the forefront of efforts to address the chronic issue of energy poverty in Timor-Leste, the second poorest country in Asia.
Myanmar Energy Poverty Survey April 19, 2011
Mercy Corps and partners, with the support of the local firm Myanmar Survey Research (MSR), conducted an Energy Poverty Survey in Laputta Township with four foci: i) a Household Energy Poverty Anal
GUIDE TO FUEL EFFICIENT STOVES AND EMISSION TESTING September 9, 2010
This simple guide lists some of the considerations that projects need to think about when choosing a stove in addition to providing information on some of the tools than can be used to help judge p
10 Steps for Carbon Credit Supported Projects July 21, 2010
Environmental Screening Guide December 17, 2009
This environmental impact assessment tool introduces environmental screening in the context of program design and monitoring to ensure minimal likelihood of causing environmental harm.
Climate in Context - Mercy Corps' approach to climate change programing December 12, 2009
The aim of this paper is to provide an informative context to climate change as it relates to the relief and development field, and Mercy Corps’ work in this regard.
Biomass emission sheets for carbon calculations December 12, 2009
This worksheet shows carbon emissions and other variables related to different kinds of cooking stoves, using a variety of fuels.