Climate Resilience

The challenge: Air, land, and water are shared global resources, and a healthy environment is crucial for humans to thrive. But climate change, one of the defining issues of our time, has observable effects including rising sea levels and longer, more intense heat waves. Shifts in weather patterns and frequencies of natural disasters have increased, sometimes catastrophic, impacts – including in parts of the developing world, where communities are increasingly vulnerable to food insecurity and economic crisis.

As environmental degradation and climate change have had a growing impact on the populations that we serve, protecting the environment and mitigating climate change, as well as helping populations adapt to the effects of climate change, has taken on increased urgency and importance.

Our solution: Our programs promote environmental sustainability, mitigate the impacts of climate change, and encourage creative solutions to the challenges facing our planet. We encourage sustainable uses of natural resources to mitigate further contribution to climate change, and we work with communities to improve their ability to adapt to existing or expected changes in their environment.

Clean energy: Bringing equity to vulnerable communities

AKFC hosted a panel to discuss the role clean energy can play in bringing equity to vulnerable communities.

Building better and greener: How one volunteer is helping the AKDN reach its net-zero carbon target

Volunteer Ashak Nathwani is using his expertise in sustainable design and engineering to help the AKDN build a more sustainable world.

Clean energy: Bringing equity to vulnerable communities

Climate change is increasingly seen as the defining human development issue of our time.

But the solutions are out there.

An interview with Onno Ruhl, General Manager of the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat

Onno Ruhl is the first General Manager of the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH), created in 2016 to address the increasing threat posed by natural disasters and climate change.

A message from Aswan’s young entrepreneurs for World Environment Day

Aswan, the third biggest city in Egypt, is a busy market and tourist centre on the east bank of the Nile River. But while opportunities exist, there is a large disconnect between training that is available and the skills and products in demand in an Egypt that is both quickly modernizing and grappling with the challenge of climate change.

Gender and climate change: An interview with Onno Ruhl

Aga Khan Foundation Canada sat down with Onno Ruhl during a visit to Canada to talk about the links between climate change and gender equality.

The world we want

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), sometimes called the Global Goals, are a worldwide movement to break the cycle of poverty

Youthful and Innovative: A City Like No Other

Rosie Jervase was part of the 2018-2019 cohort of the International Youth Fellowship Program. She was placed at the Aga Khan University’s East Africa Institute in Nairobi.

Reaching the most vulnerable

Jaclyn Dolski was placed in Dushanbe, Tajikistan through AKFC’s fellowship program.