Climate & Poverty

For the last decade OIKO was determined to understand the effects of climate change on livelihood realities and development perspectives of especially vulnerable population groups.

Impact and vulnerability assessments provide an important basis for the identification of adaptation requirements as well as analyses of loss and damage.

Through assessing the implications of impacts at different levels of warming, we gain a better understanding of the implications of different emission pathways.

SIDS and LDCs face particularly great challenges. Their physical exposure and the limited number of available adaptation options as well as adaptive capacity are key determinants of their vulnerability.

We use Earth Science technology to improve the quality of life in our world, especially the economic livelihood opportunities of the world's most vulnerable populations and the sustainable use of the natural resources of our planet. Our work is divided in six main program areas- Climate Adaptation, Climate Mitigation, Ecosystems, Natural Resources, Poverty & Livelihoods and Climate Services.