Date: Tue October 31, 2023 09:30:00 AM
Location: Online
Contact: Claudia Rivas
Event| Webinar| Event| Starts: Tue October 31, 2023 09:30:00 AM - Ends: Tue October 31, 2023 11:00:00 AM

#16 PEI Open House | Next Generation Economic Inclusion Building Climate Resilience for the Poorest

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Climate change threatens to plunge more than 130 million additional people into extreme poverty by the end of this decade. In response, governments are seeking to align poverty alleviation with climate adaptation and mitigation objectives, strategically emphasizing poor and vulnerable populations, particularly women. Currently, efforts to address the “climate-poverty nexus” are still in their early stages, underscoring the need for renewed focus on a new climate-resilient development approach.  

Economic inclusion programs are well-positioned to support the climate resilience of poor people. These programs target the poorest, aiming to increase their incomes and assets while diversifying their livelihoods to enhance their resilience. Flexible and multi-sectoral in their design, these programs support climate-resilient development across three key program areas: adaptive safety nets, food and ecological systems, green jobs and the green transition. Guided by a set of core principles, these programs have the potential to achieve significant outcomes, such as reducing climate vulnerability, supporting livelihood transformation, and avoiding maladaptation.  

Join us for a thought-provoking PEI Open House that explores the role economic inclusion can play at the intersection of climate change and poverty alleviation. During this event, we will dive into how a new generation of economic inclusion programs is taking shape. Our event will bring together key stakeholders to examine the relationship between these two critical issues and showcase innovative program examples that inspire actionable change. The event coincides with the launch of a groundbreaking PEI In Practice publication, which provides a framework for climate resilient economic inclusion as well as highlights emerging approaches that leverage economic inclusion to build the resilience of those most affected by climate change.