2022 Annual RBP Briefing Paper – Climate Change and Protection: Designing Multi-Disciplinary Pathways to Reinforce Protection and Climate Change Outcomes

The 2022 Annual RBP Briefing Paper, using a results-based approach to protection, aims to begin to identify ways that humanitarians must work to understand the links between protection risks and the impacts of climate change in settings of armed conflict. Beginning with the perspective that reducing protection risk is a priority for the humanitarian community, we ask the questions: how does climate change impact that objective? What further considerations should we make in our protection analysis and strategies that incorporate context-specific and global climate change manifestations? What kind of collaboration do we need to address these issues effectively? And in the specific context of armed conflict, how must the behavior of armed actors be addressed?