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Key findings related to loss and damage from the Working Group II report of the sixth IPCC assessment of the global climate

Key findings related to loss and damage from the Working Group II report of the sixth IPCC assessment of the global climate
7 December 2023

This report summarizes AR6 Working Group II findings, enabling them to be translated into actionable information for national and regional policy-makers.

Policy coherence between social protection and climate action: Initial findings from global studies and projects

Policy coherence between social protection and climate action: Initial findings from global studies and projects
9 August 2023

This brief outlines the shared objectives of social protection and climate action, and explores howincluding social protection in climate planning and acknowledging climate risks in social protection at the national level ca[...]

Finance for Early Action: Tracking Commitments, Trends, Challenges and Opportunities

Finance for Early Action: Tracking Commitments, Trends, Challenges and Opportunities
21 June 2022

The report also delivers recommendations for how to initiate the systemic shift towards funding early action that is demanded by the climate crisis.

 Anticipatory Action in Refugee and IDP Camps: Challenges, Opportunities, and Considerations 

 Anticipatory Action in Refugee and IDP Camps: Challenges, Opportunities, and Considerations 
7 June 2022

 By Evan Easton Calabria, Catalina Jaime and Benjamin Shenouda 

The Physical Science of Climate Change: Seven key humanitarian insights from the latest IPCC report

The Physical Science of Climate Change: Seven key humanitarian insights from the latest IPCC report
9 August 2021

The IPCC’s findings are clear, rigorous, and very concerning. They are captured in formal, technical language. Now we need to speak about the report’s implications, in language(s) everyone understands. Here are our seven hum[...]

 Reducing the Health and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Impacts of Climate Change

 Reducing the Health and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Impacts of Climate Change
28 February 2021

Setting the scene on health, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) response in a changing climate

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Resilience solutions: exploring social protection linkages to forecast-based financing

Resilience solutions: exploring social protection linkages to forecast-based financing
8 January 2018

  This brief explores how social protection can support climate-risk management and resilience by addressing shocks before they happen, including by contributing to the resilience framework proposed in the BRACED pro[...]

Preparing for the 2015–2016 El Niño

Preparing for the 2015–2016 El Niño
5 November 2017

The Climate Centre study of humanitarian perparedness for the 2015-2016 El Niño in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Somalia and Zambia finds that messaging and forecast were timely and credible. 

Small and simple actions to address climate change

Small and simple actions to address climate change
1 April 2016

This publication sets out several simple strategies that can help to manage the unavoidable impacts of climate change (adaptation) and curb its long-term effects by reducing greenhouse gas emissions (mitigation). Th[...]

Climate Change – an introduction for staff and volunteers

Climate Change – an introduction for staff and volunteers
23 January 2016

The course provides an introduction to climate change and aims to help staff and volunteers understand how they can contribute to addressing related issues in their day to day work within local communities.

Climate change and the Red Cross and Red Crescent

Climate change and the Red Cross and Red Crescent
1 November 2015

The Red Cross Red Crescent recognizes that climate change is a ‘threat multiplier’ in the 21st century and fighting it is a long-term effort. Governments must educate and raise the awareness of their people, who need to [...]

Forecast-based action

Forecast-based action
12 August 2015

This report was produced in collaboration with Reading University and with support from the UK Department for International Development. It covers research priorities for forecast-based financing as part of the universit[...]

Red Cross Red Crescent reference centres

Red Cross Red Crescent reference centres
12 May 2015

This IFRC publication provides a new overview of Red Cross Red Crescent reference centres, of which the Climate Centre is one, working to build the capacity of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Worki[...]

Linking seasonal forecasts with disaster preparedness in the Pacific

Linking seasonal forecasts with disaster preparedness in the Pacific
12 May 2015

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology and the IFRC have developed a new ‘Seasonal Rainfall Watch’ to encourage Red Cross disater managers to use seasonal forecasts for preparedness in the Pacific, to help them[...]

Environment and climate change: The impact of climate change on human mobility

Environment and climate change: The impact of climate change on human mobility
18 October 2014

The climate is a key determinant of where people live and climate change can lead to population movements, including migration and displacement. This can occur when extreme weather events make areas temporarily uninhabit[...]

Accessing climate finance: an overview

Accessing climate finance: an overview
23 August 2013

This guide to how to access dedicated sources of donor funding for climate change work is one of a suite of guidance documents on climate for National Societies published by the IFRC in 2013. 

A guide to mainstreaming disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation

A guide to mainstreaming disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation
23 August 2013

This guide to mainstreaming disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in operational planning is one of a suite of guidance documents on climate for National Societies published by the IFRC in 2013. 

How to engage with National Adaptation Plans: Guidance for National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

How to engage with National Adaptation Plans: Guidance for National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
18 August 2013

This guide supports National Societies’ engagement in national-level policy discussions on climate change adaptation through the development of NAPs worldwide. It is one of a suite of guidance documents on clim[...]

IFRC Plan of Action, Climate Change 2013–2016

IFRC Plan of Action, Climate Change 2013–2016
18 August 2013

The IFRC’s 2013–16 Plan of Action reiterates the organization’s commitment “to work together with its members to raise the ambition and contribution of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement in addressing climate [...]

Public awareness and public education for disaster risk reduction: key messages

Public awareness and public education for disaster risk reduction: key messages
22 January 2013

Harmonized messaging is a key goal in disaster reduction awareness, and is particularly important when it comes to scaling-up efforts to create a culture of safety. To promote consistent actions to the public, we need ke[...]

Community early warning systems: guiding principles

Community early warning systems: guiding principles
22 January 2013

Early warning is one of many important tools that contribute to the prevention of disasters and preparedness for hazards and threats. It greatly enhances disaster risk reduction. A well-prepared National Society will und[...]

Public awareness and public education for disaster risk reduction: a guide

Public awareness and public education for disaster risk reduction: a guide
1 July 2011

  This guide is designed to help National Societies to plan and develop public awareness and public education efforts for disaster risk reduction. 

Climate change: Take action now!

Climate change: Take action now!
1 May 2011

A guide to supporting the local actions of children and young people, with special emphasis on girls and young women. 

Early warning early action: An evaluation of IFRC West and Central Africa Zone flood preparedness and response 2008

Early warning early action: An evaluation of IFRC West and Central Africa Zone flood preparedness and response 2008
1 June 2009

The report was researched and written by Lisette Braman, Technical Advisor with the Red Cross Red Crescent (RC/RC) Climate Centre.

Annual report

Annual Report 2022

Annual Report 2022
8 September 2023

Read the multimedia version of our 2022 Annual Report here.

Annual Report 2021

Annual Report 2021
21 June 2022

Annual Report 2021 The three C’s: Covid, climate, conflict: Read our multimedia report here.

Annual Report 2020

Annual Report 2020
1 June 2021

A pivotal year You can find the multimedia version of the report here.

Annual Report 2019

Annual Report 2019
1 February 2020

The Year of AmbitionFind our multimedia report here.

Annual Report 2018

Annual Report 2018
1 February 2019

A year of progress for forecast-based financingFind our multimedia report here.

Annual Report 2017

Annual Report 2017
1 February 2018

Another year of extremesFind our multimedia report here

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Annual Report 2016

Annual Report 2016
14 May 2017

Addressing climate risk in a year of hunger Find our multimedia report here

Annual Report 2015, Building resilience during a year of firsts

Annual Report 2015, Building resilience during a year of firsts
14 May 2016

Annual Report 2014, Linking science, policy and practice for community resilience

Annual Report 2014, Linking science, policy and practice for community resilience
14 May 2015

Annual Report 2013, Innovation, participation and learning in climate risk management

Annual Report 2013, Innovation, participation and learning in climate risk   management
14 May 2014

Annual Report 2012, Towards climate-smart resilience: a year of engagement

Annual Report 2012, Towards climate-smart resilience: a year of engagement
14 May 2013

Annual Report 2011, Reinforcing resilience: climate-smart disaster risk reduction in the Red Cross Red Crescent

Annual Report 2011, Reinforcing resilience: climate-smart disaster risk reduction in the Red Cross Red Crescent
14 May 2012

Annual Report 2010, Building capacity for climate risk management

Annual Report 2010, Building capacity for climate risk management
14 May 2011

Annual Report 2009, Climate change in 2009: local actions and global politics

Annual Report 2009, Climate change in 2009: local actions and global politics
14 May 2010

Annual Report 2008, Climate change and disaster risk management

Annual Report 2008, Climate change and disaster risk management
1 April 2009

Annual Report 2007, Red Cross Red Crescent disaster risk reduction and climate change

Annual Report 2007, Red Cross Red Crescent disaster risk reduction and climate change
1 May 2008

Annual Report 2006

Annual Report 2006
1 March 2007

Addressing the humanitarian consequences of climate change

Annual Report 2005, Preparing for climate change

Annual Report 2005, Preparing for climate change
30 June 2006

Books

A Guide to Effective Collaboration and Learning in Consortia

A Guide to Effective Collaboration and Learning in Consortia
23 September 2019

This guide shares examples and lessons from a range of consortia working in adaptation and resilience, and includes pointers for researchers, practitioners and other stakeholders. 

The Climate Guide

The Climate Guide
1 November 2007

The Climate Guide details five years experience from staff and volunteers working in more than 30 Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies to address climate impacts. It begins with the basics: the scientific consensus a[...]

Case studies

National Adaptation Planning: Why should the Red Cross and Red Crescent engage?

National Adaptation Planning: Why should the Red Cross and Red Crescent engage?
17 October 2023

Active engagement of National Societies in the NAP process is needed to ensure the needs of the most vulnerable people are included in national adaptation priorities. This case study explains the why and how.

Community based Early Warning Early Action in Palau

Community based Early Warning Early Action in Palau
3 August 2022

Research study on how communities, and especially the youth, respond to disasters in the island to form recommendations on improving early warning early actions.

Community based Early Warning Early Action in Tuvalu

Community based Early Warning Early Action in Tuvalu
3 August 2022

Research study on how communities respond to disasters in the island to form recommendations on improving early warning early actions.

Learning from FbF in Zambia

Learning from FbF in Zambia
23 July 2021

A case study in building anticipatory action in Zambia. The case study is produced by the Response Preparedness II programme.

Policy brief – Anticipatory Action. The Case for stepping up FbF in Zambia

Policy brief – Anticipatory Action. The Case for stepping up FbF in Zambia
22 July 2021

This policy brief was developed by the project partners of the Response Preparedness programme in Zambia.

Maputo: National adaption planning and cities

Maputo: National adaption planning and cities
20 May 2020

The Climate Centre working with partners under FRACTAL has led the process of having cities engaged in National Adaptation Planning processes.

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Opportunities and barriers to the access and use of climate information for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Uganda and Kenya

Opportunities and barriers to the access and use of climate information for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Uganda and Kenya
11 September 2019

This report highlights the outcomes of a study to assess the opportunities and barriers to the access and use of climate information for urban small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Uganda and Kenya.

Understanding the need for climate adaptation of small and medium enterprises in Kenya and Uganda

Understanding the need for climate adaptation of small and medium enterprises in Kenya and Uganda
23 January 2019

A summary of a 2018 study in eight urban areas of Kenya and Uganda on the climate information needs of small and medium enterprises. 

A journey for a thousand smiles: Stories of resilient people

A journey for a thousand smiles: Stories of resilient people
5 July 2018

A selection of ten compelling case studies from Partners for Resilience in Indonesia.

A step towards resilience: Joint initiatives addressing protracted crisis in Ethiopia’s Somali Region

A step towards resilience: Joint initiatives addressing protracted crisis in Ethiopia’s Somali Region
16 February 2018

The three-and-half-year Protracted Crisis Programme for Ethiopia’s Somali Region reached nearly 38,500 people with food security initiatives – more than a third of them women.

A step towards resilience: Joint initiatives addressing protracted crisis in Ethiopia’s Somali Region

A step towards resilience: Joint initiatives addressing protracted crisis in Ethiopia’s Somali Region
16 February 2018

The three-and-half-year Protracted Crisis Programme for Ethiopia’s Somali Region reached nearly 38,500 people with food security initiatives – more than a third of them women.

Climate change tripled the odds of the record-shattering rainfall from Hurricane Harvey

Climate change tripled the odds of the record-shattering rainfall from Hurricane Harvey
13 December 2017

New World Weather Attribution study of Hurricane Harvey shows associated extreme rainfall roughly three times more likely and 15 per cent more intense. 

Forecast-based financing: case studies from Togo and Uganda

Forecast-based financing: case studies from Togo and Uganda
20 November 2017

Forecast-based financing has been piloted in many countries with support from the German government through the German Red Cross. This publication tells you about the pilots in Togo and Uganda. 

The added value of Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies in the development of National Adaptation Plans

The added value of Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies in the development of National Adaptation Plans
27 February 2017

Representatives from the National Societies of Armenia, Georgia, Kenya, Malawi and Nepal gathered in Marrakech alongside the UN COP 22 to share experience and generate case studies showing their involvement with their co[...]

Resilience building through indigenous knowledge and scientific information

Resilience building through indigenous knowledge and scientific information
8 April 2016

A case study from PfR Philippines that shows that traditional knowledge and practices reinforced with scientific data are effective approaches in engaging with communities on how they can addressing their vulnerabil[...]

Integrated risk management and the Philippine Red Cross

Integrated risk management and the Philippine Red Cross
8 April 2016

A case study from PfR Philippines. The Philippine RC has deepened its understanding on empowering communities.This has entailed building the capacity of PRC not only to respond and prepare for disasters but also to bette[...]

Building resilient communities by strengthening livelihoods and giving people more options

Building resilient communities by strengthening livelihoods and giving people more options
8 April 2016

A case study from PfR Indonesia.  PfR’s interventions have focused on helping farmers improve their livelihood options.

Health risk management in a changing climate

Health risk management in a changing climate
10 June 2013

A unique Red Cross Red Crescent project, funded by the US Rockefeller Foundation, has explored ways of integrating climate with health programming in Indonesia, Kenya, Tanzania and Vietnam.

Integrating climate with vulnerability and capacity assessment in Vanuatu

Integrating climate with vulnerability and capacity assessment in Vanuatu
30 May 2013

 “Together we’re prepared for climate change” is a participatory project funded by the Australian government, supporting increased community resilience in the face of climate variability and change in Vanuatu in a [...]

Understanding ocean acidification and what we can do about it

Understanding ocean acidification and what we can do about it
12 December 2012

Carbon dioxide does not just stay in the atmosphere and warm the planet. About one third of the carbon dioxide produced through human activities since the Industrial Revolution has been absorbed by the world’s oceans, w[...]

Changing tools in a changing climate: experiences from the Philippines

Changing tools in a changing climate: experiences from the Philippines
26 October 2012

The five Netherlands Partners for Resilience agencies are working to adapt traditional participatory tools for community risk assessment to a changing climate. These assessments play a key role in understanding vulnerability[...]

Hope in a harsh landscape

Hope in a harsh landscape
24 April 2012

In 2011 and 2012, the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) was intensifying its drive to find ways to reinforce the climate-resilience of food supplies in the aftermath of the latest drought that left an estimated 4 million Ke[...]

Integrating climate change into Red Cross Red Crescent programmes: From global commitments to local action

Integrating climate change into Red Cross Red Crescent programmes: From global commitments to local action
25 November 2011

The 2006–11 Preparedness for Climate Change Programme, initiated by the Climate Centre and implemented with the IFRC, assisted 64 National Societies as they took first steps toward addressing the humanitarian consequenc[...]

Preparing for climate change: PfCC 2006–11

Preparing for climate change: PfCC 2006–11
1 June 2011

The second phase of the Climate Centre’s programme to help National Societies address the humanitarian impacts of climate change and variability concluded in June 2011, with disaster managers worldwide reporting climate-rela[...]

Spotlight on China: The convergence of DRR and CCA in practice

Spotlight on China: The convergence of DRR and CCA in practice
21 December 2010

On 27-28 July 2010, representatives from the Red Cross Red Crescent and the Chinese government met, for the first time, as a group. What was unusual about this meeting was the convergence of government departments including [...]

Country climate fact sheets

Climate Factsheet Botswana

Climate Factsheet Botswana
17 August 2021

Climate Factsheet Angola

Climate Factsheet Angola
16 August 2021

Climate Factsheet Eswatini

Climate Factsheet Eswatini
16 August 2021

Country Factsheet Lesotho

Country Factsheet Lesotho
16 August 2021

Climate Factsheet Malawi

Climate Factsheet Malawi
16 August 2021

Climate Factsheet Namibia

Climate Factsheet Namibia
16 August 2021

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Climate Factsheet South Africa

Climate Factsheet South Africa
16 August 2021

Climate Factsheet Zambia

Climate Factsheet Zambia
16 August 2021

Climate Factsheet Zimbabwe

Climate Factsheet Zimbabwe
16 August 2021

Region: Asia Pacific

Region: Asia Pacific
30 July 2021

Region: Central Asia

Region: Central Asia
30 July 2021

Region: Eurasia

Region: Eurasia
30 July 2021

Region: Middle East

Region: Middle East
30 July 2021

Region: The Americas

Region: The Americas
30 July 2021

Country Factsheet: Colombia

Country Factsheet: Colombia
30 July 2021

Climate Factsheet: Egypt

Climate Factsheet: Egypt
30 July 2021

Climate Factsheet: Israel & ILOT

Climate Factsheet: Israel & ILOT
30 July 2021

General publications

Attribution brief: 2023 Canadian wildfires

Attribution brief: 2023 Canadian wildfires
27 November 2023

Climate change more than doubled the intensity of extreme wildfire weather in Quebec in the 2023 summer.

A guide to climate-smart programmes and humanitarian operations (summary version)

A guide to climate-smart programmes and humanitarian operations (summary version)
26 November 2023

This guide supports National Societies and the IFRC in making their programmes and operations climate-smart, the first and most critical component of their much broader climate action journey.

A guide to climate-smart programmes and humanitarian operations

A guide to climate-smart programmes and humanitarian operations
26 November 2023

This guide supports National Societies and the IFRC in making their programmes and operations climate-smart, the first and most critical component of their much broader climate action journey.

Climat Action Roadmap for Europe and Central Asia

Climat Action Roadmap for Europe and Central Asia
6 November 2023

The road map is a key tool to guide how our network in the Europe region plans to collectively scale-up climate action by 2025 and beyond.

Climate and conflict: A research agenda

Climate and conflict: A research agenda
10 September 2021

Climate disruption affects – and will increasingly affect – populations across the globe. Increasing climate risks (trends and shocks) threaten lives, exacerbate existing vulnerabilities and inequalities, and accentuate [...]

Expert workshop report: responding to climate impacts

Expert workshop report: responding to climate impacts
22 February 2021

On Monday 22 February 2021, the Climate Centre convened a workshop on responding to climate impacts with over 45 participants from developing and developed countries. The outcomes from that workshop are summarized in this re[...]

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Climate Action: Examples from the Red Cross Red Crescent Partners

Climate Action: Examples from the Red Cross Red Crescent Partners
9 September 2020

This document showcases a wide range of concrete examples over a decade of climate action spurred by the global Partners for Resilience (PfR) alliance.

Climate-related extreme weather events and Covid-19

Climate-related extreme weather events and Covid-19
1 September 2020

A first look at the number of people affected by intersecting disasters.

Key messages from Partners for Resilience: World Urban Forum 2018

Key messages from Partners for Resilience: World Urban Forum 2018
7 February 2018

In this policy brief for the 9th session of the World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur, PfR argues that strengthening resilience in urban areas plays a significant role in minimizing risks. Strong, well-organized communities can [...]

Top ten things to know about extreme-event attribution

Top ten things to know about extreme-event attribution
1 March 2017

Minimum standards

Minimum standards
1 November 2013

Minimum Standards for local climate‐smart disaster risk reduction

Health and livelihoods

Understanding the compound riskof heat, humidity and air pollutionon human health: A scoping review

Understanding the compound riskof heat, humidity and air pollutionon human health: A scoping review
13 November 2023

This review of just over 500 papers emphasizes that a more complex understanding of heat is necessary, including an assessment of the compound effect of humidity with temperature and air pollution.

Climate Change Impacts on Health and Livelihoods: Mongolia Assessment

Climate Change Impacts on Health and Livelihoods: Mongolia Assessment
10 August 2021

Climate Change Impacts on Health and Livelihoods: Myanmar Assessment

Climate Change Impacts on Health and Livelihoods: Myanmar Assessment
10 August 2021

Climate Change Impacts on Health and Livelihoods: Nepal Assessment

Climate Change Impacts on Health and Livelihoods: Nepal Assessment
10 August 2021

Climate Change Impacts on Health and Livelihoods: Pakistan Assessment

Climate Change Impacts on Health and Livelihoods: Pakistan Assessment
10 August 2021

Climate Change Impacts on Health and Livelihoods: Timor-Leste Country Assessment

Climate Change Impacts on Health and Livelihoods: Timor-Leste Country Assessment
10 August 2021

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Climate Change Impacts on Health and Livelihoods: Maldives Assessment

Climate Change Impacts on Health and Livelihoods: Maldives Assessment
10 August 2021

Climate Change Impacts on Health: Malawi Assessment

Climate Change Impacts on Health: Malawi Assessment
10 August 2021

Climate Change Impacts on Health: Kenya Assessment

Climate Change Impacts on Health: Kenya Assessment
10 August 2021

Climate Change Impacts on Health and Livelihoods: Fiji Assessment

Climate Change Impacts on Health and Livelihoods: Fiji Assessment
10 August 2021

Climate Change Impacts on Health: Ethiopia Assessment

Climate Change Impacts on Health: Ethiopia Assessment
10 August 2021

Climate Change Impacts on Health and Livelihoods: Afghanistan Assessment

Climate Change Impacts on Health and Livelihoods: Afghanistan Assessment
10 August 2021

Climate Change Impacts on Health and Livelihoods

Climate Change Impacts on Health and Livelihoods
10 August 2021

The introduction to the series of country reports, detailing methodology and steps in the process.

Russian language

ДОРОЖНАЯ КАРТА 2025ПО БОРЬБЕ С ИЗМЕНЕНИЯМИКЛИМАТА

ДОРОЖНАЯ КАРТА 2025ПО БОРЬБЕ С ИЗМЕНЕНИЯМИКЛИМАТА
6 November 2023

Summary of the guide to climate-smart programmes

Summary of the guide to climate-smart programmes
29 August 2023

Preparedness for Effective Response

Preparedness for Effective Response
16 August 2023

Setting up a national disaster preparedness and response mechanism: Guidelines for National Societies

Setting up a national disaster preparedness and response mechanism: Guidelines for National Societies
16 August 2023

When rain turns to dust

When rain turns to dust
16 August 2023

The Physical Science of Climate Change: Seven key humanitarian insights from the latest IPCC report

The Physical Science of Climate Change: Seven key humanitarian insights from the latest IPCC report
16 August 2023

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Disaster risk management policy

Disaster risk management policy
16 August 2023

Double vulnerability: The humanitarian implications of intersecting climate and conflict risk

Double vulnerability: The humanitarian implications of intersecting climate and conflict risk
16 August 2023

The Climate and Environment Charter for Humanitarian Organizations

The Climate and Environment Charter for Humanitarian Organizations
16 August 2023

City Heatwave Guide for Red Cross Red Crescent Branches

City Heatwave Guide for Red Cross Red Crescent Branches
16 August 2023

Red Cross Red Crescent Movement Ambitions on Climate Change

Red Cross Red Crescent Movement Ambitions on Climate Change
15 August 2023

Social protection

Climate funds and social protection: What is the progress to date?

Climate funds and social protection: What is the progress to date?
28 January 2024

This paper explores the evolving landscape of climate finance for social protection, looking at the state of financing worldwide and exploring how finance can strengthen social protection, build resilience and improve socio-[...]

Climate risk impacts on employment opportunities for youth in Pakistan

Climate risk impacts on employment opportunities for youth in Pakistan
28 January 2024

This study explores how climate-related risks and hazards are reshaping traditional avenues of job entry and employment for young people in Pakistan.

Universal health coverage as a crucial pillar for social protection

Universal health coverage as a crucial pillar for social protection
12 December 2023

A comprehensive overview of the role of universal health coverage as a pillar of social protection, published on Universal Health Coverage Day, 12 December 2023.

Social protection for climate-induced loss and damage: Priority areas for increasing capacity and investment in developing countries

Social protection for climate-induced loss and damage: Priority areas for increasing capacity and investment in developing countries
1 October 2023

This briefing paper supports the Technical Expert Group on Comprehensive Risk Management, established in 2019 under the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage, and the work plan of the executive committee of the WIM.

Policy coherence between social protection and climate action: Initial findings from global studies and projects

Policy coherence between social protection and climate action: Initial findings from global studies and projects
9 August 2023

This brief outlines the shared objectives of social protection and climate action, and explores howincluding social protection in climate planning and acknowledging climate risks in social protection at the national level ca[...]

Social protection for extreme temperatures: Experiences from the UK, the US and France (briefing paper)

Social protection for extreme temperatures: Experiences from the UK, the US and France (briefing paper)
5 March 2023

To understand how social protection can help tackle some of the impacts of these risks, we conductedan analysis of how they address people’s vulnerabilities when exposed to cold waves in three high-income contexts: New York,[...]

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Social protection for extreme temperatures: Experiences from the UK, the US and France (short case studies)

Social protection for extreme temperatures: Experiences from the UK, the US and France (short case studies)
4 March 2023

To understand how social protection can help tackle some of the impacts of these risks, we conductedan analysis of how they address people’s vulnerabilities when exposed to cold waves in three high-income contexts: New York,[...]

Urban climate risks and the role of social protection (briefing paper)

Urban climate risks and the role of social protection (briefing paper)
3 March 2023

This brief gives an overview of the different climate-related hazards that urban spaces are at risk from and explains why social protection can be effective in addressing these risks.

Urban climate risks and the role of social protection (short case studies)

Urban climate risks and the role of social protection (short case studies)
2 March 2023

This brief gives an overview of different country case studies where social protection has been used to address risks arising from climate-related hazards in urban areas.

Synergies in social protection and WASH: What should National Societies know?

Synergies in social protection and WASH: What should National Societies know?
1 March 2023

This brief explores the connections between WASH and social protection, and will help National Societies see how their activities can combine the shared objectives of these two sectors.

Scaling up social protection in Nepal

Scaling up social protection in Nepal
3 January 2022

The objective of the brief is to provide the government and humanitarian and developmentagencies in Nepal with practical options to strengthen social protection to be more adaptive to shocks.

Social protection as an enabler in scaling up forecast-based financing using impact-based forecasting

Social protection as an enabler in scaling up forecast-based financing using impact-based forecasting
2 January 2022

This paper is the first of a series of outputs and provides a general overview of the social protection and forecast-based financing landscape.

Climate change, intersecting disasters and social protection: How the Covid-19 experience can prepare us for the future

Climate change, intersecting disasters and social protection: How the Covid-19 experience can prepare us for the future
1 January 2022

This working paper considers the Covid-19 pandemic alongside climate-related disasters and explores the use of novel tools, programmes and systems in social protection in various national responses to the pandemic.

Linking forecast-based financing and social protection: Why should National Societies care?

Linking forecast-based financing and social protection: Why should National Societies care?
1 December 2021

This advocacy brief aims to provide National Societies with an overview of how linking forecast-based financing and social protection can help in early action and preparedness, showcasing examples from Kenya, Malawi and the [...]

Resilience, social protection and integrated risk management

Resilience, social protection and integrated risk management
18 June 2018

This briefing note explains how social protection programmes that benefit individuals and households can complement community-based integrated risk manamagent approaches. 

Resilience solutions: exploring social protection linkages to forecast-based financing

Resilience solutions: exploring social protection linkages to forecast-based financing
8 January 2018

  This brief explores how social protection can support climate-risk management and resilience by addressing shocks before they happen, including by contributing to the resilience framework proposed in the BRACED pro[...]

Working papers

Applied Earth observations for the disaster management sector

Applied Earth observations for the disaster management sector
21 October 2021

20 October 2021 Earth observations can support crucial humanitarian activities such as disaster management and disaster risk assessment. This knowledge product explores examples of how Earth observations have been used wi[...]

Companies and climate resilience: Mobilizing the power of the private sector to address climate risks

Companies and climate resilience: Mobilizing the power of the private sector to address climate risks
19 August 2019

This paper explains these linkages and the opportunities of collaborating with the private sector. 

Resilience, social protection and integrated risk management

Resilience, social protection and integrated risk management
18 June 2018

This briefing note explains how social protection programmes that benefit individuals and households can complement community-based integrated risk manamagent approaches. 

Dialogue for decision-making: Unpacking the City Learning Lab approach

Dialogue for decision-making: Unpacking the City Learning Lab approach
23 December 2016

This paper presents the City Learning Lab approach for inclusive decision-making at a city level. This paper was developed by partners in the Future Resilience for African Cities and Land (FRACTAL) project, a [...]

Managing the risk of extreme events in a changing climate: Trends and oppotunities in the disaster-related funding landscape

Managing the risk of extreme events in a changing climate: Trends and oppotunities in the disaster-related funding landscape
27 July 2015

Policy-makers must determine how best to invest disaster-related funds, given an understanding of global distribution  of climate effects. This paper focuses on international and development-related funding mechanis[...]

Loss and damage in a changing climate: Games for learning and dialogue that link HFA and UNFCCC

Loss and damage in a changing climate: Games for learning and dialogue that link HFA and UNFCCC
18 July 2015

This paper examines the role of games in improving communication and spurring learning, and improving decision-making capacity about climate risk management amongst diverse stakeholers. Among other aspects, it discusses [...]

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Minimum standards for local climate-smart disaster risk reduction: Informing the development of the post-2015 HFA

Minimum standards for local climate-smart disaster risk reduction: Informing the development of the post-2015 HFA
18 July 2015

This paper presents the Minimum Standards for local climate-smart disaster risk reduction and details how they can help action on climate change post-2015. It provides an overview of the standards and their rel[...]

Introducing humanitarians and environmentalists to decision-science insights and applications

Introducing humanitarians and environmentalists to decision-science insights and applications
2 March 2015

An increasing number of scientific disciplines focus on understanding how and why people make decisions and behave the way they do – issues of great significance to humanitarian and environmental organizations worki[...]

Gender and climate change

Gender and climate change
27 July 2014

This guidance note outlines how climate change can impact men and women differently and identifies important ways in which gender roles can strengthen men’s and women’s capacity to adapt to changing climate-related[...]

Turning climate science into animations: A lesson in teamwork from the Pacific

Turning climate science into animations: A lesson in teamwork from the Pacific
18 July 2014

Two humorous animation films by an alliance of agencies in the Pacific link climate science with decision-making and preparedness. The Pacific Adventures of the Climate Crab gives an overview of climate process[...]

Ready! Lessons in the design of humanitarian games

Ready! Lessons in the design of humanitarian games
21 February 2014

This detailed look at best practice for using games in disaster risk reduction, using the example of Ready! in Namibia, documents what’s been learned by humanitarian organizations, designers, and practitioners [...]

Using games to experience climate risk

Using games to experience climate risk
17 August 2013

Empowering Africa’s decision-makers

Beyond the film: Innovations in the participatory use of film at international conferences on climate

Beyond the film: Innovations in the participatory use of film at international conferences on climate
14 June 2013

How can film assist communication between stakeholders? This working paper argues for a “diversity of problem-solving approaches” as climate change unfolds. Film, a powerful medium, can kindle emotions and evoke changes of m[...]

Can games help people manage the climate risks they face?

Can games help people manage the climate risks they face?
6 November 2012

Games with an underlying serious purpose can speed up learning, dialogue and action on climate risks, engaging people’s minds and emotions, in sharp contrast to unidirectional learning through traditional lectures and PowerP[...]

Early Warning, Early Action

Early Warning, Early Action
17 August 2008

An Evaluation of IFRC West and Central Africa Zone Flood Preparedness and Response, 2008