Defining climate change and its consequences
Climate change is already a reality: it can be seen in fluctuations in precipitation, the melting of ice masses, and the increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather events such as cyclones, typhoons and droughts. All countries are not equally equipped to deal with these upheavals. As shown by the recent disasters caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and floods in India and Pakistan, for example, the most disadvantaged populations are also the most vulnerable.
Identifying viable solutions to fight climate change
In 2014, CARE initiated 193 projects to tackle climate change and reduce disaster risks in 50 countries. By 2020, the NGO plans to support 50 million of the world's most vulnerable people to strengthen their protection and make their infrastructure more resilient to extreme weather events.
Many projects are of local character, but international action is also important in order to best rein in the effects of global warming. The COP21meeting in Paris from November 30 to December 11 is a valuable opportunity to make global decisions to meet one of the biggest challenges of this century.
Understanding the issues: the first step before taking action
The MOOC developed by CARE and supported by AXA is open to all and gives everyone an opportunity to better understand the challenges, to enhance people's awareness and commitment to this major issue.