Norway through its oil industry, and being an industrialised country, is a significant contributor to the development of climate change, both in a past and present sense.
NCA believes that it is just and fair that we are responsible of cutting our emissions while also assisting those affected negatively by climate change. We will therefore work to address the proper management and preservation of natural resources in order to mitigate the impacts of climate change on the world's poorest people.
Communities resist, absorb and recover from climate change is the goal of NCA’s Global Climate Resilience Programme, which is an evolution of two climate-related programmes from NCA’s previous strategic period. More aspects of the former Climate Adaptation programme are visible in the current programme, but with a shift in focus from reducing communities’ vulnerabilities to climate change to increasing their resilience to it. Few remnants of the former Climate Mitigation programme are evident, which is in response to evidence that focusing solely on climate change mitigation and adaptation does not foster community resilience. Access to renewable energy is however integrated into this programme along with the economic empowerment and WASH programmes. By focusing on climate resilience, NCA seeks to support communities to improve their preparedness, response and recovery from climate-related events through local structures, such as community task forces.