FHI 360 at the COP26 Global Climate Conference
The climate crisis is a 360-degree challenge that impacts every aspect of human development. That’s why world leaders are coming together in Glasgow for COP26 — the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties. We at FHI 360 believe that tackling these concerns requires a 360-degree approach — one that promotes equity and builds resilience to the harmful effects of a changing climate. We call this approach #Climate360, and we’re using it to design, deliver, evaluate and scale solutions to this challenge.
FHI 360 has a long track record in the design and implementation of innovative environment and climate change programs. This work weaves together environmental education, social marketing, behavior change communication and research approaches to solve complex technical issues as varied as land use adaptations to climate change, biodiversity conservation and water resource management. We use the latest technology to help thousands of farmers plan for change (both in the weather and in the markets) and work to reduce the spread of diseases between animals and humans. We support the creation of green jobs and the development of sustainable tourism. And we work to improve people’s well-being by ensuring food security and access to effective health systems.
It is such a holistic approach that will achieve sustainable, resilient, just and balanced outcomes for people and the planet.
Evidence, innovative solutions and multisectoral partnerships are essential to facilitating access to international and domestic climate finance. This panel discussion — sponsored by FHI 360 and partners SRD and WWF Vietnam, the Margaret Pyke Trust, ClimateNet and CARE International — will explore integrating gender equity, family and reproductive health, and sustainable resource management in climate change programs in Africa and Asia Pacific. Dr. Nguyen Thi Lien Huong, Director General of Vietnam Health Environmental Management Agency Ministry of Health, Vietnam, will be presenting the work FHI 360 has been contributing to the project. View the discussion here.
This one-hour panel will examine the nexus between climate change, family planning/reproductive health, and population, environment and development. Examples from the USAID project, BUILD (Building Capacity for Integrated Family Planning/Reproductive Health and Population, Environment and Development Action), will be presented. To learn more about BUILD, click here.