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Germany continues 'paradigm shift' in preparedness with drive for new forecast-based financing trials

25 February 2015 - Germany's Federal Foreign Office and the German Red Cross (GRC) this week distributed a six-point action plan for humanitarian adaptation to climate change, centre.. Read more about: Germany continues 'paradigm shift' in preparedness with drive for new forecast-based financing trials

Weather and climate warnings 'do little' to protect farmers and vulnerable people in developing world

20 February 2015 - (This story first appeared on www.trust.org last Friday 13 February.) Warnings of extreme weather and climate threats in the developing world are rarely communica.. Read more about: Weather and climate warnings 'do little' to protect farmers and vulnerable people in developing world

UNICEF and Climate Centre address health risks in Ghana through serious play

17 February 2015 - Some 12,000 Ghanaian children die each year from diseases that could be prevented by hand-washing with soap, according to the Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group.. Read more about: UNICEF and Climate Centre address health risks in Ghana through serious play

Better use of climate information could bolster African development, says new report

13 February 2015 - Better use of climate information could help promote development in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a report out this week that incorporates results from the scoping .. Read more about: Better use of climate information could bolster African development, says new report

IFRC humanitarian cash for Albania after 'worst floods since 1971'

09 February 2015 - The IFRC is releasing more than a quarter of a million US dollars in emergency humanitarian cash for Albania’s Red Cross Society (ARC) after what are reported to.. Read more about: IFRC humanitarian cash for Albania after 'worst floods since 1971'

As Davos meeting closes, climate 'warning shots' from Africa and Pacific

29 January 2015 - When global figures gathered in the Swiss resort of Davos last week for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) – its 45th – they were facing .. Read more about: As Davos meeting closes, climate 'warning shots' from Africa and Pacific

WEF report: Extreme weather second only to conflict as 'likely' source of global risk

21 January 2015 - The annual World Economic Forum (WEF) begins in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, today, and among the featured publications released by the WEF over the past week is Globa.. Read more about: WEF report: Extreme weather second only to conflict as 'likely' source of global risk

IFRC mobilizes to help nations in Southern Africa hit by disastrous seasonal floods

16 January 2015 - Tens of thousands of people have been forced out of their homes in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe after floods caused by a deep low-pressure system that crawled acros.. Read more about: IFRC mobilizes to help nations in Southern Africa hit by disastrous seasonal floods

A high-tech future for humanitarians one step closer after Red Cross Red Crescent summit in NL

09 January 2015 - Clusters of unmanned aerial vehicles that could relay mobile-phone signals using a “mesh network” to restore communications after disaster; weara.. Read more about: A high-tech future for humanitarians one step closer after Red Cross Red Crescent summit in NL

El Nino: We're still in limbo, says International Research Institute for Climate and Society

08 January 2015 - The Pacific Ocean remains primed for an El Niño event, according to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology’s (BOM) annual climate statement released ea.. Read more about: El Nino: We're still in limbo, says International Research Institute for Climate and Society
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