Many people across the world live in abject poverty and destitution, worsened further due to the threats posed by weather and climate events. Social protection can help cope with some of these crises and is a primary development priority both for governments and the Climate Centre itself.
Social protection can effectively enhance human capital and productivity, reduce poverty and inequalities, and help achieve social equity. The Climate Centre’s approach is to view social policies and programmes as key to an overall strategy to end poverty, manage risks and build resilience.
Our vision for social protection is that it takes climate risks into account and helps the most vulnerable anticipate, absorb and adapt to climate impacts.
For this, 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.