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2012-01-12 | Policy Brief

The role safety nets as part of adaptation strategies to climate change in Central America

Naranjo, Maria Angelica and Francisco Alpízar. 2012. “The role safety nets as part of adaptation strategies to climate change in Central America.” EFD policy Brief
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Studying collective responses to extreme climatic events is fundamental in the design of adaptation strategies in developing countries

In a climate change context, social safety nets (SSNs) are mechanisms to outspread support to those that have been adversely affected by extreme weather events. These interactions shaped by the government, communities, organized groups, or families are a key component of strategies to minimize expected losses from climate change.