Resilience solutions: exploring social protection linkages to forecast-based financing

  • By Cecilia Costella, Catalina Jaime, Julie Arrighi, Erin Coughlan de Perez, Pablo Suarez and Maarten van Aalst
  • 21/12/2017

Credit: EU / ECHO / Anouk Delafortrie

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Climate shocks contribute significantly to the humanitarian burden and lead to poverty and food insecurity; by 2030, climate change could force tens of millions people into extreme poverty. Social protection policies and programmes that aim to reduce poverty, deprivation and vulnerability are increasingly seen as an instrument to help households and communities manage climate risks.

This brief explores one aspect of how social protection can support better climate risk management and increase climate resilience by anticipating and dealing with shocks before they happen – that is, contributing to anticipatory capacity as proposed in BRACED’s resilience framework

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