Three Degrees Warmer is a new kind of organization fit to be nimble to the constant change of a warming world, designed to undertake strategically selected climate justice projects that cross disciplines and continents, while minimizing overhead and unwieldy organizational infrastructure. Built to leverage the power of its deep networks, the organization is poised to execute quickly on critical matters of importance to climate impacted communities as they arise.
Our five-part framework for climate justice makes the case that climate change threatens basic rights to health, food and water, security, equity, and justice. As a model approach for organizing climate justice projects, partners, and institutions, our framework compels thinking across disciplines, bridging traditionally separate issue areas as standard climate justice practice.
Connection: Serve as a liaison and broker between local communities and outside partners.
Diversity: Learn how to engage a diverse community in envisioning its own path forward after being critically impacted by climate change, while preserving cultural, economic, and social resources.
Exchange: Share and co-develop our practices, methods, lessons, and projects with other communities around the world through public talks, curriculum, legal and policy research and analysis, interdisciplinary collaboration, publications, critical engagements, and collective works.
Our Theory of Change
Our partnerships and projects build a practice, ethical framework, and methods for critically examining and learning how local communities can work with outside partners to create culturally, socially, and environmentally sustainable strategies for adapting to local climate impacts. We aim to seek forms of exchange where these methods and projects can be learned and shared with other climate impacted communities around the world.
“For most people, a feeling of insecurity arises more from worries about daily life than from the dread of a cataclysmic world event. Will they and their families have enough to eat? Will they lose their jobs? Will their streets and neighborhoods be safe from crime? Will they be tortured by a repressive state? Will they become a victim of violence because of their gender? Will their religion or ethnic origin target them for persecution?”
– United Nations Development Programme, Human Development Report (1994)