The communities we serve include those most vulnerable to climate change and environmental degradation. In mountainous areas of Asia, temperatures are increasing three times faster than the global average, with Eastern Africa also greatly affected. India and Bangladesh are amongst the nations most affected by sea levels rising. Residents of informal urban settlements, such as those in Mumbai and Dhaka, often live on land at high risk from extreme weather.
AKDN works with communities, governments, civil society and the private sector to enable the vulnerable to not only survive but thrive in the age of climate change – whether by generating clean energy, operating climate-friendly hospitals and health centres, working to reduce the risk from climate-induced disasters, increasing green cover, promoting environmentally conscious tourism, or undertaking climate research.
We are reducing our greenhouse gas emissions in line with the goals of the Paris Accord and aim to become net zero carbon by 2030.