Social protection and climate change: WFP Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean’s vision to advance climate change adaptation through social protection

This think piece was produced by the World Food Programme in collaboration with Oxford Policy Management and sets out a vision of how social protection can support households facing climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean. It shows how climate change presents distinctive challenges to social protection programming, often differing from those of other disasters and shocks. The paper sets out ten principles for social protection designers to consider in the context of climate change. Programmatic entry points such as the linkages with climate-related activities as well as the specific design implications of standard social protection provision to advance climate change adaptation are also presented.