Dealing with climate change is vital for Islamic Relief to fulfil its mission of addressing the root causes of poverty. Climate change is a threat to us all but it is already having a devastating impact on the poorest and most vulnerable, those who are least responsible for global warming.
This review describes Islamic Relief’s most recent interventions and highlights how communities are working with us to adapt to climate change and build resilience, including efforts to reduce the risk from future shocks. It also captures why Islamic Relief is vocal on climate change and climate justice issues, and how we are campaigning to reduce emissions, promote sustainable living and protect the most vulnerable.
We use the term ‘climate change’ throughout this report, but recognise that what we are witnessing is something entirely different from what occurred throughout the earth’s history. This is climate breakdown, where the actions of humans are causing changes within decades that have previously taken millennia. To deal with this means questioning not only current environmental and economic policies, but entire political and economic systems.