Big Ideas for the Long-term: Social Protection in a Changing Climate

Event Type
Virtual Expert Level Meeting

Location / Date
Online, 26.11.2020


Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre (RCCC), German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), International Labour Organization (ILO), French Development Agency (Agence française de développement, AFD), German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Climate change will inevitably affect us in significant ways in the near and long-term future, reshaping many of the risks we face. While an increasingly growing number of frameworks recognize the relevance of climate-sensitive, adaptive or shock-responsive social protection, no vision fully articulates yet what role social protection might have in a future with significantly increased climate risks, the investments and governance mechanisms needed to support it, and its place in the overall policy agenda, including linkages with other sectors. 

The meeting aims to bring together experts from climate, disaster, humanitarian, and social protection sectors for an open and fluid brainstorming session on the future of social protection under climate change. Key thematic areas include: building social and ecological resilience to climate change through social protection; the future of employment and work under climate change; social protection governance and financing under climate change; and the role of social protection in climate change mitigation and a just transition to a green economy.

The event is part of a series of expert dialogues on “Social Protection in a Changing Climate” organized by the RCCC with various partners.

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