The 2012 World Economic Forum ranked "the failure to adapt as one of the highest global risks and on a par with terrorism."

Why TRI?

There is an overwhelming amount of evidence that warming of Earth’s climate system is unequivocal. Even if humanity manages to avert the worst possible scenario, we are still facing unprecedented warming and costly natural disasters. This is reason enough to manage the risks, build our resilience and increase our abilities to adapt.

TRI was created with the sole purpose of addressing climate change and sustainability. We are a hands-on organization that develops resilient building initiatives with partners and communities.  A priority is partnering with Indigenous communities to build capacity to adapt to climate change. 

TRI is a UNFCCC official non-State actor, focal point of the Nairobi Working Programme (on adaptation), and members of the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform which helps us bring global knowledge to the local level, as well as create a pathway to bring local innovations to the world.   

 Our initiatives:   

  • focus on developing community relevant climate resilience and adaptive capacity by weaving together knowledge systems; 
  • engage a global multi-disciplinary network of climate experts that facilitate pathways to ensure the best knowledge is available and shared – “global-to-local / local-to-global”; and, 
  • encourage the active participation and leadership of women in our activities.