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  • Welcome A new digital exhibition exploring the impacts of the climate crisis on people and communities across the world.
  • Impact These images tell personal stories of how the climate crisis impacts lives
  • Mitigation These images show how communities are tackling the causes and minimising the possible impacts of climate change
  • Adaptation & resilience These images celebrate responses to the climate crisis across the world
  • Competition Winners The best from the 2021 photography and film competition by Scotland's International Development Alliance.

Facing the Crisis, a new digital exhibition, explores the impacts of the climate crisis on people and communities across the world.

Discover personal stories, challenges and responses to the climate crisis in countries across the “Global South” through the lens of photography and film.

Curated by Scotland’s International Development Alliance, its members and their partners, Facing the Crisis explores the theme of Climate Justice and shows how the climate crisis often has the most severe impact on the lives and livelihoods of people who have done the least to cause it, particularly in lower income countries.

Each image tells its own story of the human costs and resilience of people around the world. Please take your time, share images using #FacingTheCrisis, and enjoy!

As you journey through Facing the Crisis, be inspired to learn more, advocate for climate justice and take action on climate ahead of the historic UN climate negotiations (COP26) coming to Glasgow in November 2021.

You can find out more about how to take action here.

Navigate this exhibition using the categories or the interactive map below.

Scotland's International Development Alliance

Who we are

Scotland’s international Development Alliance is the representative membership body for the international development sector in Scotland. We work to support our members in building a Scotland increasingly committed to creating a fairer world, free from poverty, injustice and environmental threats. Our membership brings together a diverse range of 200 organisations and individuals including NGOs, businesses, academic institutions and public sector bodies that operate in over 100 countries.

The Alliance 2021
Photo Competition Top Entries
Govati Nyirenda
Chris Hoskins
Fredrik Lerneryd
Aisha Abubakar

Learn more about the photographers and filmographers
whose work is displayed across this website.

Our Supporting Partners