Collaboration is key

Our main partners are Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies, their International Federation, with its secretariat in Geneva, and the ICRC, also Geneva-based.

The Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, with our support, recently published important new ambitions on climate while in 2020, for the first time, the IFRC devoted the whole of its World Disasters Report to the issue of climate.

The Climate Centre also supports the IFRC’s Strategy 2030, its Plan and Budget 2021–2025, and its climate-related priorities in general, as well as the climate priorities in the ICRC’s Strategy 2019–2022, and the IFRC Youth Commission.

One of our most important multilateral partnerships is the Risk-informed Eary Action Partnership, intended to protect a billion people in the developing world from extreme weather and launched at the UN General Assembly in 2019; the 11-country, ten-year Partners for Resilience Alliance ended in 2020.

We work closely with the German, Netherlands and British Red Cross on anticipatory action they’re supporting around the world, directly providing technical advice in the field to many of the the 30-plus National Societies implementing early action programmes, and with the forecast-based action team at the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund.

With the British Red Cross we are providing technical and policy-related support to the UK government in the lead up to COP 26.

Our scientists are members of the World Weather Attribution group, which also includes KNMI, the Netherlands met service, and Oxford University.

Other national meteorological services we work closely with include Kenya’s and the UK Met Office and, on forecast-based financing operations, the Bangladesh Meteorological Department and Ecuador’s Instituto Nacional de Meteorología en Hidrología.

The Climate Centre partnered with ICLEI-Africa to organize workshops in Cape Town, Lilongwe and Entebbe on urban planning for African cities in the context of climate resilience with a special focus on the heat hazard.

Our work on climate-centred social protection includes close collaboration on training with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, and with the World Bank on Adaptive Social Protection Program in the Sahel to support early action there.

We work on the design and delivery of innovation learning and advocacy wth the Adrienne Arsht Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center, the Parsons New School for Design, and the Stockholm Environment Institute and the Applied Improvisation Network.

We also work closely with many academic institutions and providers of climate services such as the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, and numerous research bodies and universities in Australia, Canada, Iceland, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, the Netherlands, South Africa, Uganda, the UK, the US and Zambia.

Other recent contriutors and partners have included (alphabetically): l’Agence française de développement, the Carnegie Climate and Geoengineering Governance Initiative, Climate-KIC/EIT, the European Commission, the International Institute for Environment and Development, Mercy Corps, the Monaco Cooperation, NASA, the UK Natural Environment Research Council, the UK Overseas Development Institute, the World Meteorological Organization, the World Resources Institute, and the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance.