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The impacts of climate change are global, and the evidence is irrefutable: extreme weather, rising sea levels, massive crop failures, record temperatures, retreating glaciers, extinction of species.
The world’s poorest populations – those with the greatest dependence on natural resources, who are the most vulnerable to extremes, and with the least capacity to satisfy basic needs of food, water, healthcare, and shelter – are the first to suffer from climate change and unpredictable food and water supplies.
Droughts and floods mean crop failure. Unpredictable weather means traditional farming knowledge is less relevant. Impacted food systems mean an increase in the number of people going hungry in the world. Climate Change is the biggest risk to economic development today.
Change for Children supports projects that build resilience, help communities to adapt to their changing environment and encourage collective action to strengthen societies in the face of change.