Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Guide20/11/2007 - by The Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre
The Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Guide presents five years of experiences from more than thirty national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies, in particular in developing countries. It relates the experiences of Red Cross and Red Crescent staff and volunteers all around the world trying to understand and address the risks of climate change.
The guide begins with the basics about climate change: the scientific consensus, the humanitarian consequences, and the general implications for the Red Cross and Red Crescent. This is followed by six thematic modules: Getting started, Dialogues, Communications, Disaster management, Community-based disaster risk reduction and Health. Each module begins with a background section with real-life Red Cross and Red Crescent experiences and perspectives, followed by a 'how-to' section with specific step-by-step guidance.
The 140-page guide is available in English, French, Arabic, Spanish and Russian.
To download the English version in separate sections:
- Front page, foreword, acknowledgements, guide-to-the-guide, contents
- Climate change: the basics
- Getting started
- Disaster management
- Community risk reduction
- Health and care
- Case studies: Indonesia, Africa and Nicaragua
- Glossary, acronyms and sources
- Annex: Regional impacts of climate change