Many people across the world still live in poverty, worsened by extreme weather and climate events. Social protection can help them cope with some of these crises and is a development priority for governments and the Climate Centre.
Social protection can effectively enhance human capital and productivity, and reduce poverty and inequality. The Climate Centre’s approach is to view social policies and programmes as key to an overall strategy to manage risks, build resilience and end poverty.
Our vision for social protection takes climate risks into account and helps the most vulnerable anticipate, absorb and adapt to climate impacts.
The Climate Centre works with donors, national governments, and local communities in identifying risks and vulnerabilities, providing access to climate information, and improving existing systems through practical action and innovation.
As part of our pioneering efforts, we are also exploring the potential of connecting early warning and early action and forecast-based action with social protection to strengthen timely and adequate last-mile support.