Building resilience to climate change and disaster risks for small-scale fisheries communities

"This guide presents a perspective on implementing the climate change and disaster risk elements of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines), with special attention to protecting human rights. The guide will help policymakers, government agencies, development partners, and civil society organizations to design and implement fisheries-related policies and programmes addressing disaster risks and climate change."

"Part I of this guide explores the links between climate change, disaster risk and human rights. It highlights the importance of human rights in international frameworks and the need for governments and organizations to anticipate and reduce risks and impacts. Part II discusses practical issues in applying a human rights approach while implementing the climate change and disaster risk provisions of the SSF Guidelines. Part III offers a closer look at human rights instruments that apply to fisheries policies and problems. Through case examples, Part IV shows how governments and SSF stakeholders can respond effectively to climate change and disaster challenges."