Climate Change Adaptation, Disaster Risk Reduction and Social Protection : Briefing Note

  • Comprehensive social protection that aims to prevent impoverishment and protect, promote and transform livelihoods and social relations, provides significant opportunities to help people adapt to climate change.
  • Social protection policies and programmes need to consider climate change in order to effectively address the multiple risks and vulnerabilities faced by the poor and excluded.
  • Developing social protection approaches for climate change adaptation requires a rigorous evidence base and an improved understanding of social impacts and policy processes.

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