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‘Hundreds of Red Crossers helping exhausted Californians as more storms head their way’

January 15, 2023
By the Climate Centre (American Red Cross advice on finding storm shelters and staying safe […]

Climate change made UK record hot year ‘160 times more likely’

January 6, 2023
Human-induced climate change made the UK’s record-breaking annual temperature last year about 160 times more […]

Record-breaking mild weather across Europe, while Red Cross ready for more of the opposite in North America

January 5, 2023
By the Climate Centre The UK Met Office said Tuesday that the main factor behind […]

Climate Centre Review of the Year 2022

December 21, 2022
by the Climate Centre (A look at our engagement with the year’s events through the […]

Early warning among ‘top science stories of 2022, chosen by scientists’

December 19, 2022
By the Climate Centre Early warning of extreme weather is among “the ten biggest science […]

More people, more sessions, more progress at 10th Global Dialogue Platform

December 9, 2022
By the Anticipation Hub (This story appeared first earlier today on the news area of […]

<strong>‘Real and long overdue progress’ sees the young recognized as stakeholders in action and policy on climate</strong><strong></strong>

December 2, 2022
by the Climate Centre The second annual Red Cross Red Crescent Movement youth climate summit […]

UR22 blog: What do acrobatics, doughnuts, beach balls and art have in common?

December 2, 2022
By Dorothy Heinrich, Climate Centre They are all ways to communicate risk. This was a […]

COP27: Intergenerational brainstorm for hydromet early warning early action

November 30, 2022
By Dorothy Heinrich, Climate Centre A designedly intergenerational workshop at COP27 earlier this month produced […]

Opinion: Success or failure? A Climate Centre verdict on COP27

November 25, 2022
By Carina Bachofen and Julie Arrighi, Associate Directors, Climate Centre, The Hague, Washington, DC So […]

COP27: ‘Now is the time to transform words into action’

November 21, 2022
By the IFRC (This joint statement by IFRC President Francesco Rocca and Secretary General Jagan […]

<strong>Climate Centre Director Maarten van Aalst to take over leadership of the Netherlands weather service</strong>

November 20, 2022
By the Climate Centre Climate Centre Director Maarten van Aalst will take up a new […]

COP27: Climate change exacerbated heavy rainfall and massive floods this year in West Africa – study

November 17, 2022
By the Climate Centre Heavy rain that caused massive flooding in Nigeria, Niger and Chad […]

COP27: Talks lack ambition needed to protect those hardest hit by climate change, warns IFRC

November 16, 2022
By the Climate Centre (This story is an IFRC press release issued yesterday.) The IFRC […]

COP27: Heat, desertification, dying land intensify struggle for Iraq’s farmers – ICRC

November 14, 2022
By the ICRC (This story is an ICRC news release issued earlier today, along with […]

COP27: IFRC launches Global Climate Resilience Platform to support 500 million people

November 9, 2022
By the IFRC (This story is an IFRC press release issued earlier today from Geneva; […]

COP27: UN unveils promised plan to provide early warning for all

November 8, 2022
By the Climate Centre United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres yesterday unveiled its Early warnings for […]

COP27: Concise, accessible information from IFRC for National Societies on climate, disaster governance

November 7, 2022
By the Climate Centre The IFRC last week published a new guide to the governance […]

COP27: ICRC calls on world leaders to live up to commitments under Paris and the Agenda 2030

November 7, 2022
By the ICRC (This story is an ICRC news release issued in Geneva on Friday. […]

Europe: ‘A live picture of a warming world’

November 2, 2022
By the Climate Centre The World Meteorological Organization said today that temperatures in Europe are […]

COP27: The world cannot afford more vague promises, says IFRC

November 1, 2022
By the IFRC (This story is an IFRC press release issued earlier today from Geneva.) […]

<strong>IFRC launches measures to make emergency fund ‘more agile, efficient, localized’</strong>

October 28, 2022
By the Climate Centre A two-year process of consultation and development intended to make its […]

Lancet Countdown: Climate impacts increasingly affecting health and well-being and exacerbating vulnerability

October 26, 2022
By the Climate Centre Over the past two years, extreme-weather events have caused devastation across […]

American Red Cross and Salvation Army each get $40m in ‘historic grants’ for disaster needs in a changing climate

October 19, 2022
By the Climate Centre The Salvation Army and the American Red Cross yesterday announced that […]

‘Daybreak’ at COP27? Climate Centre beta tests new climate game

October 18, 2022
By the Climate Centre When world leaders arrive in Egypt for the UN climate talks […]

International Day for DRR: IFRC urges leaders to invest in warning systems that translate into anticipatory action

October 14, 2022
By the Climate Centre Coinciding with this year’s International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, a […]

<strong>First-ever early action protocols triggered<br>in Central America for TS Julia</strong>

October 13, 2022
By the Climate Centre The IFRC was today readying a second humanitarian cash grant to […]

Climate Centre launches Youth Advisory Group on Climate

October 11, 2022
By the Climate Centre The Climate Centre is today announcing the establishment of a Youth […]

Youth Advisory Group

October 11, 2022
On the 11th October 2022 we have established the Youth Advisory Group on Climate. We […]

Deadly heatwaves are intensifying, say OCHA and IFRC in a joint report, their first ever, aimed at COP27

October 10, 2022
By the Climate Centre (The most recent World Weather Attribution analysis found that high temperatures […]

Mental health and climate: a Red Cross Red Crescent fact sheet

October 10, 2022
By Fleur Monasso and Devin O’Donnell, Climate Centre The Netherlands Red Cross and two IFRC […]

Water-borne diseases and food insecurity threaten Pakistan as Red Cross Red Crescent steps up relief effort

October 7, 2022
By the IFRC (This story is an IFRC press release issued earlier today in Islamabad […]

Study: Climate change made this year’s northern summer droughts at least 20 times more likely

October 5, 2022
By the Climate Centre High temperatures driven by climate change dried out the soil across […]

Ian rolls across Florida leaving ‘catastrophic storm surge, winds, flooding’ in its wake

September 29, 2022
By the Climate Centre About 13,000 people escaping Hurricane Ian spent Tuesday night in shelters […]

<strong>Blog: Climate and environment considerations for combatants</strong>

September 27, 2022
By Sarah Gale, Technical Adviser, Climate Centre, Vancouver (Sarah Gale, a Technical Adviser with the […]

‘Strongest storm this year’ slams into Philippines as the latest to undergo rapid intensification

September 26, 2022
By the Climate Centre The Philippine Red Cross over the weekend mobilized at least 2,000 […]

Red Cross Red Crescent calls for more action on early warning and anticipation at high-level events alongside UNGA

September 22, 2022
By the Climate Centre   The UN says its initiative to ensure that all humanity […]

Opinion: Mega-disasters and ‘weather whiplash’ add to qualitative shift in big picture facing UNGA high-level week

September 20, 2022
By Maarten van Aalst, New York The international humanitarian community is facing a crisis that […]

Study: Climate change probably intensified monsoon rain behind new Pakistan superflood

September 15, 2022
By the Climate Centre A new study from the World Weather Attribution group of international […]

United in Science report: Huge gap between aspirations and reality on climate

September 13, 2022
By the Climate Centre This year’s United in Science report highlights “a huge gap between […]

WMO: ‘Water stress, withering drought and devastating floods’ hit Africa’s people and ecosystems

September 8, 2022
By the Climate Centre The World Meteorological Organization’s State of the Climate in Africa report, […]

Blog: Confronting environmental causes of Africa’s food crisis

September 1, 2022
By Alice Ruhweza, WWF Regional Director for Africa, and Mohammed Omer Mukhier-Abuzein, IFRC Regional Director […]

WMO: Third consecutive year of La Niña could intensify Horn of Africa drought

August 31, 2022
By the Climate Centre The current protracted La Niña will probably last to the end […]

‘Earthquake-like destruction’ in Pakistan floods

August 29, 2022
By the IFRC (This story is an IFRC press release issued in Islamabad and Kuala […]

ICRC: Worsening climate-shocks exacerbate food shortages for millions of Kenyans

August 18, 2022
By the ICRC (This story and accompanying video shot last month in Garissa county were […]

<strong>A journey with youth for action on water and climate</strong>

August 15, 2022
By the Climate Centre The Climate Centre last week joined a Netherlands-supported partnership with the […]

<strong>Anticipatory shock-responsive social protection trialled as part of Nigeria flood response</strong>

August 12, 2022
By Sayanti Sengupta, Climate Centre, Germany The Nigerian Red Cross in central Kaduna city earlier […]

’Climate breakdown is supercharging toll of extreme weather worldwide’

August 11, 2022
By the Climate Centre The UK’s Guardian newspaper last week published what it says is […]

Strengthening multi-hazard early warning in the Pacific: new research on storms, droughts

August 10, 2022
By Sayanti Sengupta, Climate Centre, Germany New research on early warning and early action for […]

WFP and IFRC join forces to face anticipated climate shocks in the Middle East and North Africa

August 10, 2022
(This story is a joint IFRC-WFP press release issued today in Dubai. It has been […]

Community based Early Warning Early Action in Palau

August 2, 2022
Research study on how communities, and especially the youth, respond to disasters in the island […]

Community based Early Warning Early Action in Tuvalu

August 2, 2022
Research study on how communities respond to disasters in the island to form recommendations on […]

Latin America and the Caribbean 2021: ‘mega-drought, extreme rainfall, heatwaves, glacier melt’

July 27, 2022
By the Climate Centre The World Meteorological Organization’s State of the Climate in Latin America […]

<strong>UK heatwave ‘far more intense and widespread’ than comparable events</strong>

July 26, 2022
By the Climate Centre (This story is edited from a Met Office press release issued […]

Petersberg climate dialogue held against backdrop of heat and fire emergencies

July 21, 2022
By the Climate Centre The 13th annual Petersberg Climate Dialogue, hosted by Germany jointly with […]

UK sees 40°C for first time in modern era as wildfires ‘rage’ on

July 19, 2022
By the Climate Centre The British Met Office said today that a temperature of 40.2°C […]

Brief: A quarter of DREF funding will eventually be for early action

July 18, 2022
By the Climate Centre Climate change and various hazards unrelated to weather are giving rise […]

IFRC warns intensifying heatwave in Europe could have tragic consequences

July 14, 2022
By the IFRC (This story is an IFRC press release issued earlier today in Budapest.) […]

Western Europe again on high alert for lethal heat and fire

July 12, 2022
National Societies in Western Europe were this week again on the alert for dangerously high […]

Climate change increased heavy Brazil rainfall that was ‘far outside observed records’

July 6, 2022
By the Climate Centre A new study from the World Weather Attribution group of international […]

Central America and Caribbean National Societies react quickly to approaching TS Bonnie

July 5, 2022
By the Climate Centre Tropical Storm Bonnie swept east to west through Central America over […]

Thermo-Interactive Art

July 5, 2022
Visualizing the power of extreme temperatures, and how to get ready Heatwaves, like art, can […]

‘The climate emergency, pandemics, the housing crisis, violence and conflict, all converge in cities’

July 4, 2022
By the Climate Centre The World Urban Forum (WUF11) ended in the Polish city of […]

<strong>Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre marks 20th birthday</strong>

June 28, 2022
By Maarten van Aalst, Climate Centre Director, The Hague The Climate Centre is twenty years […]

Humanitarian Affairs Segment: ‘Scale of today’s mega-crises requires a new approach’

June 23, 2022
By the Climate Centre The 2022 UN ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment (HAS) in New York […]

Council of Delegates resolves to scale up anticipatory action

June 22, 2022
By the Climate Centre The Council of the Delegates in Geneva today resolved to scale […]

REAP: Most crisis funding remains unplanned with ‘very small amounts’ going to early action

June 22, 2022
By the Climate Centre The Risk-informed Early Action Partnership (REAP) Monday released a report on […]

Annual Report 2021

June 22, 2022
Annual Report 2021 The three C’s: Covid, climate, conflict: Read our multimedia report here.

The Movement engaging in Policy and Action

June 22, 2022
Introduction to Climate Policy  Why does this matter to the Movement?  Human-induced climate change is […]

Climate Finance

June 21, 2022
Climate finance is public or private finance dedicated to reducing greenhouse gas emissions (climate change […]

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

June 21, 2022
The report also delivers recommendations for how to initiate the systemic shift towards funding early […]

IFRC calls for ‘bold response’ to climate crisis

June 21, 2022
IFRC Secretary General Jagan Chapagain yesterday paid tribute to volunteers and staff of National Societies […]

Francesco Rocca re-elected IFRC president at ‘unprecedented moment of risk for the world’

June 20, 2022
By the Climate Centre Francesco Rocca was yesterday elected to a second four-year term as […]

IFRC’s first global Heat Action Day coincides with early heatwaves in France, Spain and the US

June 14, 2022
By the Climate Centre The IFRC today launched its first global Heat Action Day as […]

ICRC: Yemen’s ancient honey industry at risk from combination of conflict and climate change

June 13, 2022
By the Climate Centre The ICRC says armed conflict and climate change are threatening the […]

WMO: Stubborn La Niña forecast to persist

June 10, 2022
By the Climate Centre The World Meteorological Organization today put at about 70 per cent […]

Researching resilience to zoonotic and climate-related health threats in Europe

June 10, 2022
By the Climate Centre A new inter-agency research effort, supported by the European Commission’s Horizon […]

Bonn climate meeting opens as UN food agencies say weather extremes are ‘new normal’ threatening millions more

June 7, 2022
By the Climate Centre The annual Bonn climate change conference began yesterday, the same day […]

Red Cross Red Crescent at Stockholm+50: Environmental crises as humanitarian crises

June 6, 2022
By the Climate Centre A joint statement Friday by hosts Sweden and Kenya at the […]

Angola faces most damaging drought in 40 years

June 2, 2022
By the Climate Centre The three southernmost provinces of Angola are suffering a fifth consecutive […]

IFRC, WWF call for nature-based solutions to alleviate climate crisis and save lives

June 2, 2022
By the Climate Centre A joint report by the IFRC and WWF says nature-based solutions […]

Iraq sees more than one heavy sandstorm a week

June 1, 2022
By the Climate Centre Iraqi Red Crescent volunteers have again been providing health advice and […]

‘Every budget, every program, every private-sector initiative must be risk-informed and resilient’

May 30, 2022
By the Climate Centre The 2022 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction ended on Saturday […]

Finding resilience to city heat in South Asia

May 29, 2022
By the UK Met Office (This story appeared first last week on the Met Office […]

US forecasters predict above-average Atlantic hurricane season – the 7th in a row

May 27, 2022
By the Climate Centre The IFRC Regional Office for the Americas is organizing its regular […]

IPCC co-chair Debra Roberts gets honorary doctorate at NL University of Twente

May 26, 2022
By the Climate Centre The highly respected South African climate scientist, Debra Roberts, who jointly […]

All-time high of nearly 60m IDPs worldwide. The biggest single cause? Extreme weather

May 25, 2022
By the Climate Centre (The Anticipation Hub last week carried a summary of a Climate […]

Niger: multi-million dollar appeal follows early action for food security

May 25, 2022
By the Climate Centre The IFRC has now launched an appeal totalling just over 5 […]

Lethal India and Pakistan heatwave ‘30 times more likely because of climate change’

May 24, 2022
By the Climate Centre The long-running early heatwave in India and Pakistan “would have been […]

Climate and anticipatory action among nine focuses at humanitarian partnership weeks

May 23, 2022
By the Climate Centre The 2022 Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week ended on Friday, held […]

Blog – Science for Humanitarian Emergencies and Resilience: looking back (and forwards)

May 23, 2022
By Dorothy Heinrich and Fleur Monasso, Climate Centre, Montreal/The Hague It’s time to say goodbye […]

Creativity, agency, urgency in cities: the Rise Africa Action Festival

May 20, 2022
By the Climate Centre The three-day annual Rise Africa Action Festival starts on Monday, with […]

The ‘day-to-day face of climate change’ 2021

May 18, 2022
By the Climate Centre The WMO’s State of the Global Climate 2021 report, released today, […]

G7 ministers commit to ‘as anticipatory a humanitarian system as possible’

May 17, 2022
By the Climate Centre G7 foreign ministers Friday called for a “paradigm shift toward more […]

Climate change intensified rain that led to flood ‘catastrophe of enormous proportions’ in South Africa

May 16, 2022
By the Climate Centre The probability of an event like the rainfall that resulted in […]

IFRC issues new operational framework for anticipatory action

May 10, 2022
By the Climate Centre The IFRC has set itself the goal of allocating a quarter […]

WMO: 50% chance of global temperature increase touching 1.5°C in next five years

May 10, 2022
By the Climate Centre A new climate update issued yesterday by the World Meteorological Organization […]

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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 […]
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