The biggest issue for us is climate change!

Stories | October 19, 2023

“We’ve had huge floods wiping out villages. People’s homes destroyed. We raise our voices, questioning why we face these challenges? We aren’t the big consumers, it’s developed countries responsible,” explained a local government leader in Helambu municipality in Nepal.

Australia acknowledges the need for climate adaptation and mitigation measures to effectively defend against the negative impacts of climate change. Through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP), CBM is helping people with disabilities and their families in Nepal to better cope with the impacts of climate change. We are helping farmers access more sustainable and climate resilient agricultural tools and techniques; setting up self-help groups and savings groups giving people with disabilities and their families the social and financial support needed to help get ahead; and supporting people with disabilities to thrive by supporting access to vocational and skills training.

Read The Impact of Climate Change to learn more about how CBM is responding and contributing to inclusive climate action in other parts of the world.

 

Durma a man looking away in the distance on a farm

Image caption: Rural farmers in Nepal like Durma worry about the risk of landslides wiping away valuable crops.  

 

CBM acknowledges the support of the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP).

 

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