Tackling Climate Change.

Mission statement

ACIO wildlife conservation envisions a world where wildlife prospers in healthy lands and seas, valued by societies that embrace and benefit from the diversity and integrity of life on earth.


Tackling Climate Change.

Global climate change is the existential threat of our time.  It’s caused by human activity, and its impacts, rising sea levels, extreme weather and natural disasters, food insecurity, and economic instability, among others disproportionately affect the most vulnerable people, those least responsible for it, and those least able to adapt to its effects. Addressing global warming and tackling climate change require national and international action and policy changes. But individuals, households, and communities have a vital role to play too.

Climate change poses a growing threat to Africa’s communities, animals, and ecosystems. We support communities’ preparedness and resilience and help wildlife adapt to a changing world.

In Africa, the realities of a rapidly warming planet are visible across our landscapes. Rising temperatures, longer and more intense droughts, and more extreme weather impact biodiversity, food security, and human well-being. By taking urgent, collective action today, we can mitigate these threats and create a healthier future for all.

Three Ways We’re Tackling Climate Change

1. Promoting behaviors and actions that reduce carbon emissions

We make climate-friendly behaviors easier to adopt. Using the science of human behavior, we engage local natural resource users, like fishers and farmers, and Africans consumers in adopting behaviors that reduce their climate impact and protect nature’s best carbon sinks.

2. Helping people and nature adapt to the impacts of climate change

We empower local resource users to protect, sustainably manage, and restore natural climate solutions, like mangroves, coral reefs, seagrass beds, and soils, that reduce peoples’ vulnerability to climate change’s impacts.

3. Surfacing, spotlighting, and accelerating solutions to climate change

We produce original research, host engaging events, and develop innovative partnerships to catalyze the adoption of climate-friendly behaviors. We also train change makers to integrate the science of behavior into their work and design behavior-centered climate solutions.

Take action with ACIO by supporting climate-friendly projects. Contact us to explore ways you can make a positive impact.