Environmental Sustainability
& Climate Change

Climate change is having the largest impact on the world’s poorest people. It also has the power to push more than 100 million people back into poverty by 2030. Collectively, people with disabilities are one of the most resource poor groups in the world, and often face other marginalisation. Hence, they are globally among the most at risk people to the impacts of accelerating climate change.

You can find out more about CBM’s position and approach to climate change through the stories and statements below and you can read our full statement here.

What does climate change have to do with poverty and disability?

Improving resilience

CBM Australia Climate Change Position Statement

Adapting to climate change and preparing for disasters

Health and Climate Change

What does CBM do in Australia to limit our impact?

Resilience building in the interplay of international development agendas.

Did you know?

  • Drought-affected areas will likely become more widely distributed. Heavier rain events are very likely to increase in frequency leading to higher flood risks.
  • Increases in temperature and frequency of droughts and floods are likely to affect crop production. Increasing the number of people at risk from hunger and increased levels of displacement and migration.
  • The projected changes in climate are likely to alter the health status of millions of people, including through increased deaths, disease and injury due to heat waves, floods, storms, fires and droughts.