Climate Resilience and Emergency Preparedness

We’re bridging the humanitarian and climate sectors to alleviate poverty and build communities of resilience.


Climate change is resulting in an increase in natural disasters globally. That means more people at risk, particularly vulnerable communities, and economic damage in the hundreds of billions of dollars. Rather than simply respond, we are harnessing the power of philanthropy to help more communities prepare and withstand disasters.

Our goal is to transform the Caribbean, through strategic projects and partnerships, into the world’s first climate resilient zone based on a new model that can be replicated and scaled to enable other high-risk regions around the world to be better prepared to withstand extreme weather events. Our hope is that other organizations and multi-sector actors will adopt this model.

Donate to support our climate resilience and emergency preparedness efforts today.

Hardening Reproductive and Sexual Health Clinics

To increase resilience to climate hazards in the Caribbean, CLF committed catalytic funding in 2019 to create a partnership with International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR) and Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) to strengthen emergency preparedness and response capacity of local sexual and reproductive health (SRH) health care facilities across four Caribbean islands.

Our funding will enable these organizations to develop and document a model for disaster preparedness among leading Caribbean civil society organizations serving vulnerable communities. As a result, local health clinics will be positioned to serve as hubs of disaster response and to provide lifesaving SRH care in emergencies. Read about the partnership here.

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