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Tropical countries will see ‘unprecedented climates’ soonest

October 17, 2013
Climate scientists at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, have constructed a new index of climate […]

Benefits of preparing for risk ‘significantly outweigh costs’, says new World Bank report

October 9, 2013
Effective risk management boosts resilience in the face of adversity – especially health problems, weather […]

IPCC report: Red Cross Red Crescent stresses urgency of translating latest climate science into concrete action

September 27, 2013
The official summary of the much-heralded first instalment of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) from […]

Integration ‘our promise, our legacy, our future,’ PfR global work conference told

September 24, 2013
A four-day global work conference of the Netherlands Partners for Resilience (PfR) got underway at the […]

New video guide to IRI-IFRC online map-room for global rainfall

September 18, 2013
The International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) has launched a new video guide […]

‘Upriver’: a game of flood preparedness in the Zambezi valley

September 10, 2013
A groundbreaking collaboration got underway last month between the Zambian Red Cross (ZRC), the Boston-based […]

In Belarus, early warning early action…

September 6, 2013
Timely action taken by the Belarus Red Cross (BRC) to prepare for this year’s spring […]

‘Thankyou so much!’ says star of second Pacific climate animation (reggae parrot)

September 3, 2013
The second of two animations integrating climate and disaster preparedness in the Pacific in an […]

Accessing climate finance: an overview

August 23, 2013
This guide to how to access dedicated sources of donor funding for climate change work […]

A guide to mainstreaming disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation

August 23, 2013
This guide to mainstreaming disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in operational planning is one […]

Geoengineering: finding a voice for humanitarians

August 20, 2013
Geoengineering – the intentional manipulation of the global climate with techniques like dispersing sulphur particles […]

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

August 18, 2013
This guide supports National Societies’ engagement in national-level policy discussions on climate change adaptation through the […]

IFRC Plan of Action, Climate Change 2013–2016

August 18, 2013
The IFRC’s 2013–16 Plan of Action reiterates the organization’s commitment “to work together with its members to […]

Using games to experience climate risk

August 17, 2013
Empowering Africa’s decision-makers

Looking to the past to turn back the tide in the Solomon Islands

August 13, 2013
(IFRC photographer Benoit Matsha-Carpentier and writer Patrick Fuller went on mission in the Pacific to […]

Cook Islanders struggle to adapt to creeping climate change

August 6, 2013
(IFRC photographer Benoit Matsha-Carpentier and writer Patrick Fuller went on mission in the Pacific to […]

Togo Red Cross ‘prepared for preparedness’

July 26, 2013
The Togolese Red Cross (TRC) is now ready to take full advantage of a groundbreaking […]

Montenegro Red Cross readies for summer heat

July 23, 2013
Potentially dangerous heatwave conditions are becoming a frequent summer occurrence for the countries of South-East […]

One in the bag for the environment in Nicaragua

July 16, 2013
The Nicaraguan Red Cross (NRC) is taking part in a drive begun by the government […]

CU-Boulder students focus on aid policies in new Red Cross partnership

July 9, 2013
The Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre and the University of Colorado at Boulder have […]

Tackling climate risks: IFRC and World Meteorological Organization sign new agreement

July 4, 2013
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the World Meteorological […]

Fiji premiere for Pacific climate and preparedness animation

July 3, 2013
An animated film that integrates climate science and disaster preparedness – The Pacific Adventures of […]

Ugandan MPs and grad students roll the dice to ‘pay for predictions’

June 27, 2013
Thirty Ugandan MPs, members of the country’s parliamentary forum on disaster risk reduction, took part […]

Protecting environment is ‘duty of all’, Sri Lankan Red Cross leader tells climate workshop

June 23, 2013
The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS) and the Disaster Management Centre of the country’s […]

Climate change will keep millions trapped in poverty: World Bank

June 19, 2013
A report from the World Bank out today concluding that a warmer world will “keep […]

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

June 14, 2013
How can film assist communication between stakeholders? This working paper argues for a “diversity of […]

Bleak vision from Croatia wins climate-themed photo contest for Mediterranean youth

June 13, 2013
The Red Cross Red Crescent Centre for Cooperation in the Mediterranean (CCM) yesterday announced the […]

Games ‘for learning and dialogue’ on humanitarian logistics

June 11, 2013
The drivers of demand for humanitarian work are evolving all the time and include “new […]

Health risk management in a changing climate

June 10, 2013
A unique Red Cross Red Crescent project, funded by the US Rockefeller Foundation, has explored […]

IFRC sends emergency cash to Hungary with Central Europe facing new flood disaster

June 7, 2013
At least 15 people have died and several others are missing, according to a European […]

Integrating climate with vulnerability and capacity assessment in Vanuatu

May 30, 2013
 “Together we’re prepared for climate change” is a participatory project funded by the Australian government, supporting […]

Shedding light on avoidable disease mortality in Africa: the climate factor

May 30, 2013
The relationship between climate and health in Africa, and elsewhere globally, is still poorly studied […]

‘Climate Forum East’ launched by Austrian Red Cross and 6 National Society partners

May 28, 2013
The ‘Climate Forum East’ project for Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and the Ukraine – […]

What binds us? Global Platform side-event asks. (Working on resilience)

May 24, 2013
The Fourth Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), chaired by Switzerland, […]

‘A bright future’ for farmers in Yatta, Kenya, thanks to climate-smart cassava

May 23, 2013
The Kenya Red Cross Society’s (KRCS) drive to reinforce the climate-resilience of food supplies in […]

‘Partners for Resilience’ carry 2 years’ worth of lessons to DRR Global Platform

May 17, 2013
The Netherlands Partners for Resilience (PfR) – CARE Nederland, Cordaid, the Netherlands Red Cross, the […]

NOAA: atmospheric carbon passes ‘400 ppm’ for the first time since records began

May 14, 2013
The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere measured at the Mauna Loa observatory in […]

Unique Red Cross project in Uganda to disburse funds ahead of disaster

May 7, 2013
A unique new Red Cross project for climate change adaptation (CCA) in Uganda held an […]

Climate games return to US capital

May 2, 2013
Six months after demonstrating the Frisbee “hurricane game” at the White House, the Red Cross […]

A minute’s silence for Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza tragedy as adaptation conference closes nearby

April 26, 2013
The week-long 7th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (“CBA7”) ended in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka […]

Cleaner cooking in Goro Gutu, thanks to Ethiopian Red Cross and Netherlands partners

April 24, 2013
In the village of Genda Yusuf in the Goro Gutu region of eastern Ethiopia, women […]

Debating climate adaptation: many questions, a few clues

April 18, 2013
The Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre last week took part in an online debate, […]

Humanitarian needs increasing in Horn and Sahel, says UK’s Chatham House think tank

April 15, 2013
Environmental and demographic changes coupled with low levels of political inclusion and high instability mean […]

Young Mozambicans practise ‘forward-looking decision-making’

April 11, 2013
Last Saturday, a group of 25 young people in Maputo became planners for a morning […]

Mediterranean youth photo-contest on ‘environment and climate change’

March 28, 2013
The Red Cross Red Crescent Centre for Cooperation in the Mediterranean (CCM) today (Thursday) launches […]

Kenya Red Cross tackles urban climate-risk – in all its forms

March 19, 2013
Water shortages, disease, crime, rising food prices, house fires, uncontrolled urbanization (migration from rural areas): […]

Netherlands Partners for Resilience: ‘giving communities a voice’

March 12, 2013
(This is an abridged verson of an article that appeared on Contrary to popular […]

Playing at road safety…in a changing climate

March 7, 2013
The 2012 prize for best master's thesis in humanitarian logistics has been awarded by the […]

‘Climate change adaptation’: it’s not just money

March 5, 2013
(A full version of this article ran in last month’s Islands Business magazine.) The recent […]

Climate Centre runs games for decision-making at American Association for the Advancement of Science

February 28, 2013
US-based Climate Centre team members last week attended the 2013 annual meeting of the American […]

Climate change ‘driving poverty and conflict’, UN Security Council told

February 21, 2013
The United Nations Security Council held an informal session last Friday, convened by Pakistan and […]

Early Warning, Early Action – poster-size guide for the Pacific

February 12, 2013
The Climate Centre and the IFRC’s Fiji-based regional office have put together a new, one-stop-shop […]

New IFRC early-warning guidance stresses ‘timescales’

February 7, 2013
Detailed new IFRC guidance for National Society staff and volunteers stresses the importance of following […]

The 2012 ‘Understanding Risk Forum’ – now relive it online

February 1, 2013
A full multimedia gallery of content, including video, generated by last July’s Understanding Risk Forum […]

‘Cloud Nasara’ animations will communicate climate in the Pacific

January 28, 2013
The Cloud Nasara project to produce two animated short-films illustrating climate issues in the Pacific […]

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

January 22, 2013
Harmonized messaging is a key goal in disaster reduction awareness, and is particularly important when […]

Community early warning systems: guiding principles

January 22, 2013
Early warning is one of many important tools that contribute to the prevention of disasters […]

Red Cross helps Sri Lanka’s children ‘plant a tree to save the planet’

January 20, 2013
The president of the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS), Jagath Abeysinghe, has presided over […]

Is the global heatwave danger increasing?

January 17, 2013
Measurements from around the world suggest monthly temperature extremes have become much more frequent, according […]

Climate Centre highlights ocean acidification…and what can be done about it

January 14, 2013
Carbon dioxide doesn’t just stay in the atmosphere and warm the planet: about one third […]

Australia’s heatwave ‘every bit as severe as forecast’

January 9, 2013
The Australian Bureau of Meteorology today said the current heatwave will continue for the next […]

IRI-IFRC upgrade online ‘map room’ tool for global rainfall forecasts

January 3, 2013
The International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) has launched a new version of […]

International competition for climate-related ‘sound art’ opens to entrants

January 1, 2013
The Climate Centre has joined Argentina’s Tres de Febrero University in opening a competition for […]

2012: a Year of Games

December 20, 2012
Two-thousand-and-twelve was not just a great Olympic year! It was also the year in which […]

COP18 blog: climate negotiations and a counsel of despair

December 18, 2012
“I ask all of us here, if not us, then who? If not now, then […]

UK report: science can blunt impact of future disasters

December 16, 2012
A new report for the UK government aimed at helping policy-makers reduce the risks of […]

New IFRC partnership with Japan includes climate adaptation

December 14, 2012
A new agreement between the IFRC and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) could deliver […]

Understanding ocean acidification and what we can do about it

December 12, 2012
Carbon dioxide does not just stay in the atmosphere and warm the planet. About one third […]

UN climate talks close as Typhoon Bopha sounds a warning from South-East Asia

December 7, 2012
The latest round of UNFCC climate talks, COP18, drew to a close in Qatar only a […]

South-East Europe climate networks finalize national advocacy strategies

December 6, 2012
Members of the South-East European Forum on Climate Change Adaptation have been finalizing “national advocacy […]

‘Climate-smart’ preparedness by Red Cross saves lives in the Philippines

December 5, 2012
Some 200 people are now reported to have died after Typhoon Bopha struck the Philippine […]

Incisive dialogue, innovative learning at COP18 anniversary ‘Development & Climate Days’

December 2, 2012
With the latest round of UN climate talks now into their second week in the […]

Future risk: how games can improve decision-making in a complex and dangerous world

November 30, 2012
By the Climate Centre Scientists and philosophers have long speculated on the role of games […]

Netherlands ‘Partners for Resilience’ present new vision

November 20, 2012
The five Netherlands Partners for Resilience agencies last week launched a new presentation of their […]

Health risk management in a changing climate – a pioneering project

November 20, 2012
A ground-breaking Red Cross Red Crescent project, supported by The Rockefeller Foundation, to build operational […]

Climate Centre launches ‘minimum standards’ for climate-smart DRR at Yogyakarta meeting

November 20, 2012
With climate change increasing the risk of extreme weather and disasters worldwide, national climate-adaptation plans […]

Can games help people manage the climate risks they face?

November 6, 2012
Games with an underlying serious purpose can speed up learning, dialogue and action on climate […]

South East European Forum on Climate Change Adaptation Newsletter Issue no. 5

October 30, 2012
The South East European Forum on Climate Change Adaptation has published her 5th newsletter issue. The […]

Changing tools in a changing climate: experiences from the Philippines

October 26, 2012
The five Netherlands Partners for Resilience agencies are working to adapt traditional participatory tools for community […]

Risk perception and disaster risk reduction actions

October 16, 2012
Another one of our junior researchers, Selina Maenzanise, finished her research last summer. After winning […]

Participatory GIS Project research

October 11, 2012
This past summer one of the Climate Centre’s Junior Researchers, Laura Canevari Luzardo conducted her master’s […]

Reporting on recent research

October 4, 2012
Two of the Climate Centre’s junior researchers from King’s College London this summer were located in East Africa […]

Saving Lives Changing Minds

October 2, 2012
Recently, the 30th edition of the Pacific newsletter Saving Lives Changing Minds was published. This issue […]

The Climate & Gender Game

August 14, 2012
The Climate & Gender Game While there is growing consensus as to the differential impacts […]

Climate Centre awarded the Netherlands Climate Medal

July 2, 2012
On 29 June 2012, Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands presented the Netherlands Climate Medal (for […]

Climate Centre turns ten

June 28, 2012
Message on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Climate Centre Today, 28 June […]

4th issue Newsletter SEE Forum

June 27, 2012
In this issue, there is a special report on the foundation day of the regional […]

Hope in a harsh landscape

April 24, 2012
In 2011 and 2012, the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) was intensifying its drive to […]

Newsletter Issue 22

April 24, 2012
IPCC Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Weather Events (SREX) Kenya Red Cross […]

Climate-smart disaster risk reduction for the 21st century

April 13, 2012
The Pledge Project  2008-11 – Colombia, Ethiopia, Indonesia The Netherlands Pledge Project was born in 2007. […]

SEE Climate Forum Newsletter

April 10, 2012
The South East European Forum on Climate Change has published the third issue of its SEE Climate Forum […]

Climate change: farmers and forecasts

April 10, 2012
Unpredictable rainfall in parts of Côte d’Ivoire cost some farmers over half of their harvest […]

Full IPCC SREX report released

March 29, 2012
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) yesterday released the full Special Report on Managing the […]

Climate Change: A three-degree warmer world by 2050?

March 28, 2012
The apocalyptic vision presented on cinema screens of a world devoid of food (Hunger Games) […]

Research for better policies to support women’s adaptation to climate change

March 23, 2012
A growing literature reveals how climate change affects women first and worst, and respond to […]

IRIN news: HORN OF AFRICA: Drought warning prompts call for early action

March 1, 2012
KIGALI, 29 February 2012 (IRIN) – Drought is likely to return to Somalia and other […]

Graduate Student Research Opportunity in Climate Risk Management

February 29, 2012
Through a new call of proposals, the Climate Centre, START and UNISDR are seeking to […]

Smart weather data can make a difference

February 27, 2012
“When should we plant?” is a question increasingly being asked by small farmers in sub-Saharan […]