Course category: 
Self-paced course
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO

Managing climate risks through social protection

Why link social protection to climate-risk management? How can social protection contribute to inclusive climate risk management strategies? What are the main challenges and opportunities for integrating social protection and climate risk management? Using an illustrative scenario, the course will guide you through the different ways in which social protection can contribute to inclusive climate risk management. A strategy that addresses the needs of poor and vulnerable rural communities. The course offers data, examples and evidence to better understand how these two approaches can come together to support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The course consists of 6 lessons of approximately 30 minutes duration each:
  • Lesson 1 – Why link social protection to climate risk management
  • Lesson 2 – Fundamentals of social protection
  • Lesson 3 – Social protection’s role in reducing poverty and vulnerability and increasing coping capacity 
  • Lesson 4 – Social protection serving as a steppingstone to climate-resilient livelihoods
  • Lesson 5 – Social protection’s role in supporting inclusive disaster preparedness, anticipation, response and recovery
  • Lesson 6 – Policy and programme implications: opportunities and gaps