Helping People Thrive Under A Changing Climate

WFP is a leader in developing and delivering large scale innovations that help people at risk of hunger to build their resilience and to adapt to climate disasters and change. 

These innovations help communities who are the most food insecure, most at risk and with the least capacity to prepare for, respond to and recover from climate-related disasters so that they can become food secure and thrive under a changing climate. We work with governments, international partners and communities.

What Do Our Innovations Do?

  • Clarify the links between climate change and hunger to inform policy and programming decisions
  • Help people diversify their livelihoods
  • Protect assets, incomes and crops with insurance and savings
  • Improve access to markets
  • Help governments and communities make more informed decisions with better climate forecasts.

Areas of Innovation

Climate Change Adaptation
WFP is involved in a number of initiatives that help communities and governments adapt to climate change, and to build their longer-term resilience against future climate risks.  We are working both to develop new innovative tools and to support large scale resilience building activities.

Climate And Food Security Analyses 
Through analysis of climate risks impacts on food security today and in the future, WFP is working to help governments and communities better understand the risks and inform resilience, food security, and climate change adaptation plans and programmes.

Climate Services
WFP has developed extensive experience in using climate services (tailored information) in a way that is relevant to specific communities and decision-makers, and helps them make concrete decisions.

Cookstoves and Safe Energy For Cooking
WFP is committed to helping people safely cook the food it delivers by addressing the various risks associated with cooking and access to energy, through fuel-efficient cookstoves and other activities.

Risk Management, Insurance and Finance 
The scale of climate disasters requires a strategic approach integrating tested instruments in innovative ways. This is why WFP is working to link its traditional safety net activities with a more comprehensive set of tools including disaster risk management, risk transfer, and financial inclusion. 

40 Years Of Experience

These innovations build on WFP's 40 years of experience in implementing safety net and asset building programmes, as well as renowned expertise in disaster risk reduction, early warning systems and food security analysis.

In Figures: WFP's Response To Climate-Disasters

  • In the last decade, 40 percent of WFP's emergency and recovery operations included activities to reduce disaster risk, build resilience or otherwise help people adapt to climate-related disasters. 

  • These operations had a combined budget of US$23 billion.