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April 28, 2022
By the Climate Centre The IFRC this week announced the publication of its new e-learning […]

‘The world needs to do more to incorporate disaster risk in how we live, build and invest’

April 26, 2022
By the Climate Centre The UN’s flagship Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2022 […]

Red Cross ‘right in the middle of the response’ to KwaZulu-Natal floods

April 19, 2022
By the Climate Centre (21 April update: the IFRC has now issued an emergency cash […]

Conflict, climate, displacement, inflation causing largely unnoticed food-security crisis in Africa, says ICRC

April 13, 2022
By the Climate Centre Nearly 350 million Africans – more than a quarter of the […]

Climate Science

April 13, 2022
The Climate Centre’s research on evidence-led policy and practice The Climate Centre continually strives to […]

Lethal rain and floods from Southern Africa storms made worse by climate change

April 12, 2022
By the Climate Centre Climate change increased the rainfall from back-to-back devastating storms that affected […]

‘A place that used to be alive’: the reality of climate impacts on the world’s coastlines

April 7, 2022
By the Climate Centre Every night the waves eat away at the sand under the […]

‘It’s now or never if we want to limit global warming to 1.5°C’

April 5, 2022
By the Climate Centre The report from the IPCC’s third working group looking at ways […]

IMF: Without adaptation Mideast and Central Asia face crippling losses from climate change

April 5, 2022
By the Climate Centre Climate change is inflicting crippling losses in the Middle East and […]

National Societies, climate action and the environment: an IFRC survey

April 4, 2022
By the Climate Centre IFRC survey results from nearly 70 National Societies show they are […]

Climate science-humanitarian dialogue hears of ‘new era’ in perception of urgency

April 1, 2022
By the Climate Centre The Egyptian and United Kingdom Missions to the United Nations in […]

<i>Early Action: the State of Play 2021</i>, measured by REAP

March 31, 2022
By the Climate Centre A new report from the IFRC-hosted Risk-informed Early Action Partnership aims […]

New EU advisory board on climate change includes Red Cross Red Crescent voice

March 30, 2022
By the Climate Centre The European Environment Agency last week appointed the 15 members of […]

First European humanitarian forum flags ‘dramatic impact of climate change’

March 24, 2022
By the Climate Centre The three-day European Humanitarian Forum, the first event of its kind, […]

UN: In 5 years, <u>everyone</u> on Earth must be protected by early warning for extreme weather, climate change

March 23, 2022
By the Climate Centre An ambitious new UN target unveiled today on World Meteorological Day […]

Nearly half a million Kenyans to be helped in Red Cross drive against mosquito-borne disease

March 23, 2022
By the Climate Centre The IFRC today issued a humanitarian cash grant of just over […]

Climate-related disasters and child protection in South-East Asia

March 18, 2022
By the Climate Centre A joint report by the IFRC Asia Pacific region and the […]

IFRC: 5 million more people in Americas in extreme poverty and exposed to climate and other disasters

March 15, 2022
By the Climate Centre Two years since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, 5 million […]

Junior Researchers: FAQ

March 15, 2022
Can I apply even if I am not in the Netherlands?   Absolutely! You can apply […]

Junior Researcher Testimonies

March 15, 2022
Statements from Junior Researcher Alumni   “I can’t describe with words the amount of teaching in […]

Argentine Red Cross will help restore wetland ecosystem damaged by wildfires

March 9, 2022
By the Climate Centre More than 10 per cent of the northern Argentine province of […]

Implementing cash transfers through social protection in Nepal

March 7, 2022
By Sajanika Sivanu and Sayanti Sengupta, Climate Centre, Germany,and Alina Karki, Danish Red Cross, Nepal […]

Catastrophic flooding in eastern Australia forces hundreds of thousands to evacuate

March 4, 2022
By the Climate Centre The Australian states of Queensland and New South Wales have this […]

Get Ready!

February 28, 2022
GET READY! A fitness dance class inspired by the science of climate impacts What? A […]

IPCC scientists confirm climate change contributing to humanitarian crises worldwide

February 28, 2022
by the IFRC (This story is an IFRC press release issued in Geneva earlier today.) […]

IPCC

February 28, 2022
THE SCIENCE OF CLIMATE IMPACTS: Eight humanitarian insights from the latest IPCC report By Erin […]

‘A flashing red light, an alarm for where we are today’

February 28, 2022
By the Climate Centre (The full IPCC report and a special cartoon interpretation are now […]

UN: Climate-related wildfire risk now touches even the Arctic

February 25, 2022
by the Climate Centre Even the Arctic, previously all but immune, now faces a rising […]

IFRC calls for more investment in local climate action as European and African leaders meet

February 18, 2022
(This story is an IFRC press release issued in Nairobi yesterday.) As parts of Southern […]

Disaster risk reduction in national climate action – a new analysis

February 15, 2022
by the Climate Centre (The new report will be discussed today Tuesday starting 14:00 UTC […]

IPCC report on climate impacts will encompass social and economic science

February 14, 2022
by the Climate Centre The current cycle of assessment of the global climate, the sixth […]

Reflections on half a decade of ‘leveraging science for humanitarian decision-making’

February 13, 2022
by the Climate Centre Five years of work by the Science for Humanitarian Emergencies and […]

Testing anticipatory action for extreme cold in Tajikistan

February 9, 2022
by the Tajikistan Red Crescent (This story appeared first late last month on the Anticipation […]

Blog: How can Covid-related social protection help prepare for climate risks?

February 7, 2022
By Manannan Donoghoe, Oxford University, and the Climate Centre The year 2020 was unprecedented, and […]

Social protection options for climate risk in Nepal

February 7, 2022
by Sajanika Sivanu and Sayanti Sengupta, Climate Centre, Germany The Climate Centre has published a […]

Social protection as an enabler for impact-based forecasting

February 7, 2022
by Sajanika Sivanu and Sayanti Sengupta, Climate Centre, Germany A recent Climate Centre publication offers […]

More than 4 million people reported to be at risk from latest storm to hit Madagascar

February 4, 2022
The IFRC Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) today released a further third of a million […]

National Societies quick off the mark in Southern Africa for Cyclone Ana

February 1, 2022
by the Climate Centre The agility of Red Cross societies and their international partners helped […]

WMO partners relaunch website for predicting dust storms in Europe, Middle East, northern Africa

January 26, 2022
By the Climate Centre A website operated by Spanish partners of the World Meteorological Organization […]

UK climate assessment maps ‘unprecedented challenge’

January 18, 2022
by the Climate Centre The British government yesterday released the latest in its series of […]

Climate change tops list in <i>Global Risks Report 2022</i>

January 17, 2022
by the Climate Centre Nearly two years after the first Covid-19 cases countries are reporting […]

Resources

January 16, 2022

IFRC <i>Global Plan 2022</i>: ‘Scaling up climate action is an absolute priority’

January 6, 2022
by the Climate Centre The IFRC late last month published its Global Plan 2022, detailing […]

WMO verifies ‘Mediterranean’ temperature that set new Arctic record

January 6, 2022
By the Climate Centre The World Meteorological Organization last month officially recognized a temperature of […]

Remembering the future: first collaboration with Red Cross Red Crescent Museum is a time capsule for the long term

January 4, 2022
by Rebeka Ryvola de Kremer, Climate Centre, Washington, DC The first-ever collaboration between the Red […]

Review of the Year 2021

December 24, 2021
by the Climate Centre (A non-exhaustive look back through the eyes of the Climate Centre […]

Climate change and community flood resilience in Tabasco, Mexico

December 16, 2021
by Cale Johnstone, Mexican Red Cross (This blog was originally published last month on the […]

WMO expands guidance on impact-based forecasting as part of inter-disciplinary ‘paradigm shift’

December 9, 2021
by the Climate Centre Arguing that forecasts of what the weather will do – impact-based […]

Factors other than climate change are main drivers of Madagascar food crisis – study

December 3, 2021
By World Weather Attribution (This story is a press release issued to the media yesterday […]

UN: Climate crisis an immediate existential threat to lives and livelihoods

December 2, 2021
By the Climate Centre The United Nations and its partners today launched the Global Humanitarian […]

IFRC report calls for closer attention to the needs of children in climate-related disasters in the Caribbean

December 1, 2021
by the IFRC (This story is an IFRC press release issued in Kingston, Jamaica last […]

Blog: Exploring anticipatory action in conflict settings

November 18, 2021
By Tesse de Boer, Climate Centre People from at least 15 different stakeholder agencies last […]

COP 26: Health systems must ‘detect, plan for and adapt to’ climate stresses – Report

November 17, 2021
By Tilly Alcayna, Climate Centre, London A research report by the Climate Centre compiled for […]

COP 26: ‘Climate change risks “runaway” humanitarian crisis and the collapse of the aid system’

November 15, 2021
by Megan Rowling, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Glasgow (This story appeared first last week on the […]

COP 26: ‘More than vague promises are needed to save millions of lives’

November 15, 2021
by the Climate Centre (This joint statement by IFRC President Francesco Rocca and Secretary General […]

D&C Days: Five pathways to adaptation, resilience and action

November 14, 2021
by the Climate Centre (The full key messages from this year’s Development and Climate Days […]

D&C Days: ‘Make prevention exciting so people want to invest in it’

November 11, 2021
by the Climate Centre Development and Climate Days ended alongside COP 26 yesterday with a […]

University of Reading partners with Red Cross Red Crescent ‘to prepare people globally for climate risks’

November 10, 2021
by the University of Reading (This story appeared first yesterday on the news website of […]

COP 26: Red Cross Red Crescent moderates key UK presidency event on loss and damage

November 8, 2021
by the Climate Centre The Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley, today told a COP […]

Record numbers expected at first-ever virtual D&C Days alongside ‘pivotal’ COP 26 meeting

November 8, 2021
By the Climate Centre A record number of people are expected to attend this year’s […]

COP 26: For better warning, UN agencies join forces to fill ‘huge gap’ in LDC observational capacity

November 7, 2021
by the Climate Centre Three UN agencies at COP 26 last week announced the creation […]

COP 26: Tide could still be turned on ‘disproportionate’ climate hazards faced by coastal communities, IFRC report finds

November 5, 2021
by the Climate Centre (A full rundown of Red Cross Red Crescent engagement at COP […]

COP 26: It’s time to pivot from war aid to climate aid – Opinion

November 4, 2021
By Hugo Slim, Oxford (This story appeared first last week on the website of The […]

COP 26: Does adaptation actually reduce risk? New global study probes for answers

November 3, 2021
by the Climate Centre (A full rundown of Red Cross Red Crescent engagement at COP […]

COP 26: Joint statement by UK, IFRC and British Red Cross on local action on climate change

November 2, 2021
(This statement was issued Friday and signed by Mike Adamson, CEO of the British Red […]

COP 26: <i>Lancet Countdown</i> report says climate change could reverse years of progress in public health

November 2, 2021
by the Climate Centre (A full rundown of Red Cross Red Crescent engagement at COP […]

COP 26: The planet is in ‘uncharted territory’

November 1, 2021
by the Climate Centre (A full rundown of Red Cross Red Crescent engagement at COP […]

COP 26: How much climate finance goes to health? – Blog

November 1, 2021
by Devin O’Donnell and Tilly Alcayna, Climate Centre (A full rundown of Red Cross Red […]

COP 26: ‘African voices must be heard’

October 31, 2021
by Dr Asha Mohammed, Secretary General, Kenya Red Cross (This story appeared first on Friday […]

COP 26: IFRC report reveals impact on people forced to flee floods, fires, drought

October 31, 2021
by the IFRC (This story is a press release issued by the IFRC on Thursday. […]

COP 26: ICRC warns of ‘severe effects of converging climate change and conflict’

October 31, 2021
By Robert Mardini, ICRC Director-General (This statement, timed to coincide with the lead-up to COP […]

Yolanda Kakabadse, former Ecuador environment minister, is new chair of Climate Centre board

October 28, 2021
By the Climate Centre Yolanda Kakabadse, a former Ecuadoran environment minister, was yesterday appointed to […]

COP26

October 27, 2021
Overview of Events COP26 UK Presidency Programme: Registered delegates can access these events by completing the online […]

Publications 2020

October 26, 2021
Journal Articles Aguirre, J., De La Torre Ugarte, D., Bazo, J., Quequezana, P., & Collado, […]

COP 26 Cartoon Gallery

October 25, 2021
WHY CARTOONS FOR CLIMATE RISKS? Fun is FUNctional Humor, like humanitarian work, is about the […]

Sweden will double climate finance by 2025 – minister

October 24, 2021
by the Climate Centre The planet is in a “severe climate crisis” but humanity has […]

Climate and Environment Charter for Humanitarian Organizations: 160 signatories’ joint statement for COP 26

October 22, 2021
(The following statement on behalf of the 160 signatories to the charter was first posted […]

Applied Earth observations for the disaster management sector

October 21, 2021
20 October 2021 Earth observations can support crucial humanitarian activities such as disaster management and […]

‘The quickest way to get global funding to local actors’: Donors vow increased support for IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund

October 19, 2021
by the Climate Centre Major international donors gathered online yesterday to pledge new or renewed […]

‘Survival of humanity depends on actions today to mitigate climate change and adapt’

October 15, 2021
by the Climate Centre The presidents of the IFRC and ICRC yesterday called on world […]

Geert Jan van Oldenborgh, climate scientist, 1961–2021

October 15, 2021
by the Climate Centre The much-admired “inspirational” Dutch climate scientist Geert Jan van Oldenborgh, an […]

Zambia Red Cross takes reins on forecast-based action

October 14, 2021
by the Climate Centre In Zambia in recent weeks, major components of the Netherlands-funded Response […]

‘Getting real about playing God’: climate engineering in context 2021

October 14, 2021
by the Climate Centre The latest in the series of Climate Engineering in Context conferences […]

ICRC: Combined impacts of conflict and extreme weather in northern Mozambique threaten health

October 11, 2021
by the ICRC (This video and story appeared first on the ICRC website earlier today; […]

Social protection a central global goal for ending poverty and enhancing human capital – Brief

October 11, 2021
by Sajanika Sivanu, Climate Centre, Bonn A new Climate Centre brief reiterates support for the […]

American Red Cross: Climate change a worldwide humanitarian emergency and defining threat of the 21st century

October 4, 2021
By the Climate Centre (Jennifer Pipa’s complete testimony is available on the Senate committee website.) […]

Climate changed them. Will their story change you?

October 4, 2021
By the IFRC (This story is an IFRC press release issued from Geneva today. It […]

September 30, 2021
Development & Climate Days 2021 Development and Climate Days 2021 will take place on 9 […]

ICRC: Climate change turns Mali’s Lake Faguibine into desert and forces people to move

September 29, 2021
by the ICRC (This story, video, including drone aerials, and still photos were released by […]

‘Food provides life, health, hope’

September 24, 2021
by the Climate Centre The first-ever UN Food Systems Summit was held online yesterday to […]

UNSG calls for sense of urgency over the ‘dire state of the climate process’ ahead of COP 26

September 21, 2021
By the Climate Centre As the high-level week of the General Assembly got underway in […]

IFRC: 140 million people hit by twin crises of climate and Covid

September 16, 2021
by the IFRC (This story is an IFRC press release issued in New York and […]

Frequent extreme heat poses ‘unprecedented challenges to human health and how we live’

September 15, 2021
by the Climate Centre A special study by the BBC published yesterday has concluded that […]

Decisive action on climate could still stem internal migration

September 14, 2021
by the Climate Centre A new report from the World Bank out yesterday describes climate […]

Study: Expanding early action in Dhaka to include heatwave

September 12, 2021
by Sheikh Khairul Rahaman, German Red Cross, Bangladesh (A longer version of this article appeared […]

Climate and migration: what’s the evidence?

September 10, 2021
by the Climate Centre A set of infographics just launched by the UK-based global affairs […]

Climate and conflict: A research agenda

September 10, 2021
Climate disruption affects – and will increasingly affect – populations across the globe. Increasing climate […]

The young asked to take the lead on climate

September 9, 2021
by the Climate Centre More than 700 young people all over the world registered for […]

Virtually Amazing

September 9, 2021
We have created a range of virtual design tips, exercises and tools for you. Please […]
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