PHAP and GPC organize webinar on climate preparedness and protection
What is the role of the Global Protection Cluster in strengthening protection in response to climate change-related disasters?
The effects of a warming climate will likely be far-reaching and profound. In addition to warming and changed weather patterns, climate change will increasingly spark extremes in weather – a greater frequency and intensity of storms, heat, and cold. Critically, the effects of climate change exacerbate the scarcity of key resources, and hence contribute to armed conflict and impoverishment. To respond to these effects, humanitarian action needs to focus more on climate preparedness and response to slow-onset disasters – but how does humanitarian protection work fit into this shift?
Join us on 19 November for a webinar organized in partnership with the Global Protection Cluster on climate change preparedness and community-based protection. We will discuss how protection concerns can be better included in preparedness work and in slow-onset disasters to avoid protection gaps and include marginalized communities. What is the role of the Protection Cluster in this? Are structural changes for coordination and communication called for, especially as Protection Clusters are normally not activated for preparedness work?
To help inform the discussions and provide your input on this topic to the GPC’s Strategic Framework, we encourage you to fill out a brief survey on this topic. The deadline for completing the survey is 17 November.
This webinar is part of the series of events organized in partnership with the Global Protection Cluster to gather the views of practitioners for developing their new Strategic Framework for 2020-2024.