Tackling the Climate Crisis

We are embarking on an ambitious journey to make sure all of the programmes we deliver around the world are climate-resilient, and to reduce our own carbon footprint. If you would like to find out more about how World Jewish Relief is tackling the climate crisis in some of the world's most vulnerable communities, register now and you'll receive special email newsletters, keeping you up to date with the vital steps we are taking to protect lives and livelihoods. 

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The climate crisis is a humanitarian crisis.

Climate scientists have been warning us since the 1970s that greenhouse gas emissions are heating the earth and driving immense environmental changes. Despite these warnings and previous global commitments, emissions have continued to rise. The latest major UN report on climate projects that unless things change now, the world will see extreme and irreversible changes.

Disruptions to our food, water, energy security, health, infrastructure, and economies are already being reported in every region of the world. Climate-related disasters such as floods, droughts, tropical cyclones, landslides, heatwaves and wildfires are becoming more intense, occurring more regularly, and occurring in new areas.

The greatest injustice of the climate crisis is that these impacts are falling disproportionately on the world’s most vulnerable people. All of this means that World Jewish Relief cannot ignore the humanitarian imperative to do everything in our power to respond. As signatories to the Climate and Environment Charter for Humanitarian Organizations, we are working to ensure that all of our programmes strengthen the resilience of the communities in which we work to climate change, and that we reduce our own environmental impact.

World Jewish Relief is proud to support people throughout the world, including supporting older people in Eastern Europe, strengthening livelihoods in East Africa, and responding to emergencies across the globe. Already, participants across all of these programme areas are reporting that the climate crisis is impacting their lives.

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Thanks to your support over the years, we have been able to develop technical expertise in many of the sectors that are impacted by changes in the climate, including farming, livelihoods, and humanitarian response. As the climate crisis deepens, we believe that we have both the ability and responsibility to use this expertise to help the world’s most vulnerable people to cope.

World Jewish Relief's work on the climate crisis is generously supported by the Pears Foundation.

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