Reducing Humanitarian Need
The need for humanitarian assistance due to the impacts of climate change can be better anticipated and responded to so that those people most exposed, susceptible and vulnerable to these risks are better protected. Climate action should include and focus on displaced people and those living in crises.
The humanitarian sector is focusing more on prevention rather than relief. This aligns well with what can be achieved through climate action and can be complementary to shock responsive social protection. This alignment potential for more effective action faces key barriers and hindrances due to organisational cultures and inflexible financial models.
Experiences is addressing hunger, increasing resilience, and reducing conflict and fragility need to be brought together to better connect humanitarian response with interventions on climate action for sustainable development.