Mercy Corps’ Climate Resilient Development (CRD) approach integrates climate adaptation strategies into all long-term development objectives.
For Mercy Corps, resilience is a process, a way of thinking and acting - not just an end state.
We work to build diverse connections and relationships between people, communities and the systems that support them to plan, prepare and manage for change in times of increasingly complex social, economic and ecological shocks and stresses.
We recognize climate change as a key driver of these shocks and stresses and have developed a Climate Resilient Development (CRD) approach to guide how we integrate climate considerations across our work.
This development-first approach builds climate resilience through development strategies that reduce poverty by increasing food security, enhancing social cohesion, and strengthening governance that is inclusive of marginalized and impoverished people.
Mercy Corps’ capacity to integrate climate change into its broad portfolio of programming has rapidly evolved through experience across nine countries over the past seven years.
To learn more about our Climate Resilient Development work visit our case study library and explore the other documents provided below.
All stories about Climate Resilient Development
Why Urban Climate Change Resilience is Critical to Asia
Today, more than a half of the earth's population live in cities.
Japan: Planning for Climate Disasters: 5 Considerations for Sendai
On an ordinary morning in January, 1995, the city of Kobe, Japan shook for less than a minute.
Myanmar: Socio-Economic Analysis of Kayah State in Myanmar
In March - June 2013, a consortium involving Mercy Corps and four other INGO and NGO partners conducted a socio-economic analysis of Kayah State in Myanmar with funding from the European Union.
Resilience, development and disaster risk reduction
This paper strives to explain the relationship between disaster risk reduction (DRR) interventions, development programming and a focus on building resilience.
Ethiopia: Coping with Drought in Ethiopia by Building Peace
Promoting resilience has gained attention in the wake of the recent drought in the Horn of Africa.
10 Steps for Carbon Credit Supported Projects
Climate in Context - A Background Paper on Climate Change
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.
Indonesia: Climate vulnerability analysis - Semarang
This document is an analysis of climate and environmental risks in Semarang, the capital city of Central Java Province, Indonesia.
Indonesia: Climate vulnerability analysis - Blitar
This document is an analysis of climate and environmental risks in Blitar, the capital city of Blitar Province, East Java, Indonesia.