The INTASAVE-CARIBSAVE Group understands that by protecting and enhancing the natural services that support livelihoods, vulnerable communities can maintain local safety nets and expand the range of options for coping with disruptive climate related events.
Many vulnerable people are employing coping strategies, which are neither effective nor sustainable over the longer term. Our work incorporates the identification of current coping strategies, and an evaluation of their effectiveness and longer-term sustainability. Combining physical, social and economic analysis, we grow understanding of how groups will be affected by climate change, how they might respond with the resources they have, and how these conditions can be reflected and built upon for successful adaptation strategies.
How we do this:
The INTASAVE-CARIBSAVE Group is a supportive, collaborative partner to governments, communities and the private sector, understanding the different concerns that drive behaviours. We add value and play an important role in developing local understanding of behavioural impacts, as well as taking into account socio-political questions which may shape people’s ability to adapt to climate change.
We provide capacity needs assessment, training and skills enhancement sessions and the development of action plans to evaluate and build institutional capacity, as well as supporting the deployment of alternative tools to enable communities to better conserve their carrying capacity. We understand how different vulnerabilities and economic characteristics play out in different areas and regions. The INTASAVE-CARIBSAVE Group connects innovative approaches for sustainable coping strategies to communities, societies and the private sector, enabling the implementation of sustainable practices both at the community level and in terms of global best practice.