Climate change threatens the natural balance of the world. More frequent storms, droughts and floods mean crops ruined, people going hungry, and children missing out on education. To tackle it, we must radically rethink the global economy and live within the limits of our environment.
We work towards a world where every person’s basic needs are met, where all human beings have a chance to flourish and where we all live within our environmental limit. This means we are committed to relief and development that is environmentally and economically sustainable – finding effective ways to support sustainable livelihoods while at the same time protecting or improving the environment, and reducing economic inequality.
Tearfund’s approach is to promote environmental and economic sustainability through a model that ensures natural resources are reused not wasted. This is called the circular economy. We have set up large-scale programmes in over 15 countries that will restore and enhance the environment and use the world’s limited resources in the most sustainable ways. At the same time, these programmes will create livelihoods that generate real, sustainable income, and reduce local inequality.