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Changing Climate: Changing Lives

Climate change and environmental degradation pose significant challenges to economic growth and employment today, and risks will be greater in the medium-to long-term. By contrast, if properly managed, climate change action can lead to more and better jobs. Both adaptation to climate change and measures to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions offer opportunities to create new jobs, while securing existing ones.

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The video presents how climate change, which results in extreme weather events all over the world, is affecting those who depend on the weather for their livelihoods, including farmers in the Southern Philippines. It shows how the International Labour Organization (ILO) is working with local stakeholders to develop innovative financing schemes to help vulnerable populations enhance their production and diversify their sources in order to better cope with climate change impacts. It also talks about supporting the development of an innovative insurance scheme based on weather indexes to further protect the livelihoods of farmers.

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