The recommendations underpin an approach to tackling climate change impacts that highlights the critical importance in a rapidly changing world of livelihood resilience for all. The recommendations emphasize the need for livelihood protection especially for the world’s most vulnerable people.

This paper is a result of efforts in the 2013/2014 Resilience Academy where participants collaborated on a wide variety of research topics which resulted in the UN University-Institute for Environment and Human Security (UN-EHS) working paper series. The working paper series was published together with a conceptual piece on “Livelihood resilience in the face of climate change”, which appeared in Nature Climate Change.

Besides the working papers, the participants worked in groups to draft policy recommendations based on the core concepts of livelihood resilience. The policy recommendations presented in this document represent the outcome of the working group discussions which argue for a better inclusion of livelihood resilience in the upcoming post-2015 sustainable development agenda.

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