Climate Change Adaptation, Disaster Risk Reduction and Social Protection

Report / Paper

Climate Change Adaptation, Disaster Risk Reduction and Social Protection

AUTHORS: Mark Davies, Katy Oswald and Tom Mitchell (IDS)

PUBLISHED DATE

October 2011

RESOURCE

By exploring the relationship between climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction (DRR) and social protection, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) researchers have developed the concept of „adaptive social protection‟. Adaptive social protection involves examining the role of social protection in strengthening adaptation, for example, in developing more climate-resilient livelihoods. This paper outlines linkages between the three fields and assesses good practice within current social protection mechanisms. Recommendations for policy-makers are made including issues to be examined further, challenges to be met and gaps in knowledge to be filled.