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Climate change is increasing the incidence, frequency and magnitude of natural disasters and exacerbating the vulnerability of many countries and communities. It is therefore essential to enhance resilience and the capacity to adapt to a changing climate, above all for the poor who are the most affected. Photo © C&S Northway

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Photo by: Ann Wuyts (Flickr)

Contact: Richard Choularton, Richard.choularton@wfp.org

The Food Security Climate Resilience Facility (FoodSECuRE) is a new institutional mechanism that will financially and programmatically support community-centred action to reinforce and build climate resilience, addressing increasing loss and damage from climate disasters and improving resilience building in post-disaster recovery.

The initiative is led by the UN World Food Program and partners include the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) and national institutions in selected countries. The funders are Norway and Luxembourg. The implementing partners are developing countries in Africa, South America, and Southern Asia.

Course of action:

  1. Trigger early action based on climate forecasts: FoodSECuRE will use forecast-based financing to enable community resilience building and preparedness before climatic shocks occur, and
  2. Support post-disaster resilience building: FoodSECuRE will provide predictable multi-year funding for resilience interventions following a climate disaster.

What is innovative about FoodSECuRE?

  • It is the first institutional mechanisms to use climate forecasts to trigger anticipatory action at community level before climate shocks occur.
  • It will provide mechanisms to support a shift towards outcome-level results as a basis for building climate resilience for the most food insecure people.
  • The Facility represents a concrete response to calls from Parties to the UNFCCC to address future losses and damages from climate change.

Photo credit: Ann Wuyts (Flickr)

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