All living things on earth are now under threat from increasing global temperatures. Human beings are counting their successes without considering the cost. Extraction of natural resources depletes natural carbon sinks such as forests, while mining of fossil fuels such as coal, gas and oil exploits carbon sinks to release carbon gases through combustion. Coal mining in Zimbabwe is one of the dominant activities, which boast of over 26 billion tonnes of coal reserves and 40 trillion cubic feet of coal bed methane gas. Through advocacy, research, awareness raising and capacity building of communities around commercial forests, mines of coal, oil and gas, we are helping develop and implement community-level climate change adaptation and mitigation initiatives.