The Climate Centre makes cutting edge science available to humanitarian actors and also helps them pose useful questions that science can answer.
We research climate science and human systems, spanning adaptation and mitigation. By involving National Societies, we strengthen their links with research institutions and national hydrometeorological agencies, increasing their capacity to deliver the climate goals of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement as a whole.
We have a track record of publication in peer-reviewed literature and are well respected for our ability to synthesize and communicate evidence, for example as part of the IPCC process and in attribution studies.
We have had strong connections with global academic institutions, including the International Research Institute for Climate and Society at Columbia University, New York, which provided a specialist map room to the IFRC and where seasonal climate forecasts are still available, and most of our science team members have joint roles with universities.