Climate change has already had observable effects on the environment. Glaciers have shrunk, ice on rivers and lakes is breaking up earlier, plant and animal ranges have shifted and trees are flowering sooner. Rising temperatures, changing rainfall patterns and increasing droughts are damaging the livelihoods of billions across the developing world. The ever-growing problem is hindering the growth of economics in developing countries as they strive to improve their agriculture to feed growing populations, fuel their rapidly growing cities, and build infrastructure.
IFS work focuses on growing economies and transforming livelihoods in ways that respond to the climate challenge. We have climate change expert to support regional bodies and national governments to develop inclusive resilient economic policies. We help the poorest communities dependent on agriculture and other natural resources to adapt changes in their climate.