Climate, environment & energy

Farmer in ethiopia working on her crops

The most vulnerable people in the world are also the most reliant on natural resources for their livelihoods. While shifts in weather patterns and reductions in crops and natural resources create especially difficult challenges for poor and vulnerable populations, they also make social and economic crises even worse.

Climate challenges, resource management and energy access all factor into these complex crises. When farmers suffer from drought, or entrepreneurs don’t have enough electricity to power their businesses, other issues arise.

But when these underlying causes are addressed, new opportunities for financial security, health and education begin to emerge and create real improvements in the stability and wellbeing of vulnerable people.

  • 632k

    people we provided with disaster or climate info in 2017
  • 55k

    Timorese who increased their resilience to climate change in 2017
  • 30k

    farmers from Myanmar we'll help learn new technologies
  • 4.5k

    people in Tajikistan better prepared for future disasters in 2017

That’s why Mercy Corps is working to build interventions that can be applied across entire systems, addressing the root causes that exist beyond any single community. By creating equitable development in the face of new shocks and stresses, countries can pull themselves out of and avoid slipping into complex crises.

Knowing that challenges are unique to each country we work in, we develop context-appropriate strategies that harness new technology, partnerships and commercial models. This is the path forward in creating a stronger future for everyone.

For more technical details on our climate, environment & energy programmes, please download our approach document or browse our case study library