Small and simple actions to address climate change

This paper sets out several simple strategies that can help us manage the unavoidable impacts of climate change (adaptation) and curb its long-term effects by reducing greenhouse gas emissions (mitigation). Though the problem may seem huge and complex, Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and other humanitarian organizations, can implement five straightforward actions that will benefit the safety, livelihoods, health, attitudes and quality of life of people at risk:

  1. Heatwave awareness and preparedness
  2. Planting and caring for trees
  3. Campaigns to clean and recycle solid waste
  4. Promotion of fuel-efficient stoves
  5. Capacity building and promotion of family emergency planning

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