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Of the 124 million people worldwide who face “crisis levels” of acute food insecurity, 76% were affected by climate shocks and extremes.


deaths from weather, climate, and water-related disasters are in developing countries.


million people live in areas that experience desertification.

The UN estimates just 21% of international climate finance goes to adaptation and resilience (about $16.8 billion a year).

Climate change is still a threat

Although there has been a slight drop in CO2 emissions due to reduced travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change is still a real threat. Climate change disproportionately affects the most vulnerable, as low-income countries face staggering losses in livelihoods and GDP due to weather-related disasters.

IIRR focuses on environment through two programs

Climate Change and Adaptation

IIRR promotes and implements climate-smart villages around the world. This program is designed to encourage the implementation of sustainable management of landscapes and waterscapes.

Disaster Risk Reduction

Our projects promote sustainable and regenerative agricultural practices with an emphasis on agroforestry tehcniques. The projects encourage sustainable production of the food-value chain.

Highlights of our work

IIRR has worked extensively in Asia and Africa to implement climate-forward initiatives that empower the local communities. In 2019 alone, IIRR saw a 375% increase in individual farming incomes due to the adoption of climate-smart agriculture techniques.


increase in individual farming incomes due to climate-smart agriculture techniques

We highlight some detailed examples of our work below:

Climate Change and Adaptation

Climate-Smart Villages in Htee Pu, Nyuan-U, Myanmar

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Disaster Risk Reduction

IIRR and Give2Asia's NGO Disaster Preparedness Project

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