Red Cross/ Red Crescent Climate Centre

Annual report 2013

03/07/2014 - by the Climate Centre
Last year was another busy and inspiring period of innovation, participation and learning for the Climate Centre, bridging science, policy and practice. In partnership with the secretariat of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the Centre continues to support an ever-growing number of National Societies in addressing the humanitarian consequences of climate change. 
 
A key example is our new Climate Training Kit, used at several regional IFRC events that are starting to “train trainers” to spread the word and accelerate awareness and capacity building. Building on that work in the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, firmly grounded in local practice, the Centre also continues to influence the worlds of policy and science. For instance, the pilots of “forecast-based financing” that have now started in Togo and Uganda, with support from the German Red Cross, have generated new analysis on how forecasts can be used to trigger financial decisions. Serious games, designed to help decision-makers understand changing climate risk, are now being used by the World Bank for discussions with their finance ministry interlocutors.
 
Download the 2013 Annual Report.
 
KPMG Accountants N.V. conducted the audits for 2005 up to 2013. Please note that in the event of any differences or inconsistencies between the text and quantitative information on this website and that in the original financial statements, the latter prevails.