Social protection and climate resilience

This document presents the discussions and recommendations emerging from a global workshop which aimed to enhance understanding of policy makers and practitioners on how social protection can be used for climate risk management in developing countries that empowers the poor to build resilient communities and livelihoods; and to create a forum for cross-regional learning about good practices in realizing the potential synergies among social protection, disaster risk reduction, and climate change adaptation. The report: (i) introduces the conceptual and practical issues underlying the workshop; (ii) reports in detail the content of the discussions that took place in the four working group sessions; and (iii) summarizes the discussions that took place during the last panel and plenary sessions of the workshop.