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1 Food Security, Climate Adaptation and DRR Geneva, 18 June 2009

2 + droughts, floods, hurricanes & other disasters; + droughts, floods, hurricanes & other disasters; + extreme weather events; + extreme weather events; - agricultural productivity in already fragile areas; - agricultural productivity in already fragile areas; - water availability in arid and semi arid regions; - water availability in arid and semi arid regions; + health and sanitation problems affecting malnutrition; + health and sanitation problems affecting malnutrition; + increasing social tensions and rising conflicts over scarce resources + increasing social tensions and rising conflicts over scarce resources (IPCC, 2007) (IPCC, 2007) CC will impact hunger & malnutrition

3 Nombre Edad (en años)Peso (kg)Talla (cms.)Estado Johnny Desnutrición severa Glenda921117Desnutrición moderada Daniel Normal Climate change is about people

4 WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME K ey areas of CCA work in support to Governments and communities 1. Prepare for and respond to climate related disasters and emergencies 2. Enhance livelihoods protection and help mitigate risks on the most vulnerable 3. Scale up community-based projects to reduce vulnerability, and enhance food security and overall resilience 4. Capacity development, knowledge sharing and systems development

5 Haiti Among Govt main partners in the National Disaster Risk Reduction Program Among Govt main partners in the National Disaster Risk Reduction Program Leading preparedness work and vulnerability analysis Leading preparedness work and vulnerability analysis Targeted activities to rehabilitate agricultural land in response to the last severe hurricane damage. Targeted activities to rehabilitate agricultural land in response to the last severe hurricane damage. Emergency response interventions to avoid deterioration of the nutritional status of beneficiaries. Emergency response interventions to avoid deterioration of the nutritional status of beneficiaries.

6 Slide 6 Ethiopia - MERET Managing Environmental Resources to Enable Transitions to more sustainable livelihoods (MERET) Managing Environmental Resources to Enable Transitions to more sustainable livelihoods (MERET) Government owned Government owned Diversifying livelihoods, building resilience, enhancing land productivity Diversifying livelihoods, building resilience, enhancing land productivity Where there is MERET there is no hunger Where there is MERET there is no hunger

7 Strengthening national disaster management systems Strengthening national disaster management systems Developing climate proof assets and infrastructure Developing climate proof assets and infrastructure Focusing on food security, social protection and health of the most vulnerable Focusing on food security, social protection and health of the most vulnerable Bangladesh

8 KENYA Supporting efficient resource management in fragile ecosystems/environments. Supporting efficient resource management in fragile ecosystems/environments. Livelihoods protection for the promotion of long-term sustainable food security. Livelihoods protection for the promotion of long-term sustainable food security.

9 Innovative DRR/EPR tools and mechanisms Risk transfer mechanism Risk transfer mechanism Index insurance (Ethiopia, China) Index insurance (Ethiopia, China) VAM + disaster risk VAM + disaster risk Multi-hazard EW Multi-hazard EW

10 In conclusion CC is a risk multiplier/accelerator affecting global food security and hunger CC is a risk multiplier/accelerator affecting global food security and hunger Continuity - CC adaptation can build on DRR/EPR work Continuity - CC adaptation can build on DRR/EPR work CC awareness reinforces the need for robust preparedness and CCA/DRR/EPR mainstreaming CC awareness reinforces the need for robust preparedness and CCA/DRR/EPR mainstreaming

11 Many thanks


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