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Avoiding the Climate Poverty Spiral: Social protection to avoid climate-induced loss & damage


In a world facing the escalating impacts of global warming, social protection measures have a crucial role to play in protecting women, communities and economies from from the catastrophic impact of the climate crisis, and avoiding the climate poverty spiral. Social protection tools can be used to address climate-induced loss and damage, strengthen resilience, and advance development goals and human rights.

This briefing from ActionAid and the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation outlines how gender-responsive systems of social protection and the various tools and policies that they include can help to deliver a human-rights based approach to sustainable development, while minimising and addressing climate-induced loss and damage.