While the North now acknowledges its historic responsibility for climate change, people in the South are the first to suffer from the impact of changes that increase their vulnerability. As a result, rethinking development models is now essential and societies need to change their ways. In the field, GERES strives to combat both poverty and climate change by promoting resilient low-carbon development of the territories where it works.
In the South, GERES helps communities to cope with climate change through awareness-raising and information and enhancing local skills and technologies (artificial glaciers, agro-forestry, etc.). It also supports the development of local strategies for the territories concerned (e.g. vulnerability analysis, energy assessment and geomatic analysis).