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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 […]

Radio Australia interview on Bangladesh and climate change

February 17, 2012
Gaurav Ray, an Australian RC funded IFRC DM delegate in Bangladesh for the past couple […]

Analysis: Coping with climate change

January 27, 2012
In the past five years, “resilience” (the ability to absorb shocks and recover) has become […]

Integrating climate change into RC/RC programmes: from global commitments to local action

January 24, 2012
At the 30th International Conference of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement a series of […]

B-Roll footage of the typhoon that has hit The Philippines

January 20, 2012
Content is made up of GVs and Interviews. Go here to watch.

Newsletter Issue 21

December 20, 2011
New Climate Centre team members Departure of program officer Lisette Braman Launch of the Summary for […]

Red Cross/ Red Crescent Head expresses alarm over outcome COP 17 climate change negotiations

December 13, 2011
Failure to reach a binding agreement to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions at this week’s […]

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

November 25, 2011
The 2006–11 Preparedness for Climate Change Programme, initiated by the Climate Centre and implemented with the […]

Summary for Policy Makers of the new Special Report on Extremes (SREX)

November 18, 2011
The IPCC has released the Summary for Policy Makers of the new Special Report on […]

Red Cross Red Crescent Movement Committed to Strengthening Climate Change Adaptation

November 16, 2011
In light of the latest report summary from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), […]

Climate Change: How to spot a dodgy study

November 15, 2011
This has been an eventful year for natural calamities – drought in the Horn of […]

The Pacific Monthly-September Issue

November 1, 2011
Here is a good example of RC youth volunteers creating a rangers programme to address climate change […]

Uganda Red Cross strengthens disaster risk reduction interventions

October 11, 2011
The Uganda Red Cross Society on September 30, 2011 handed over a disaster risk reduction […]

Climate Change: Take Action Now!

October 10, 2011
Climate Change: Take Action Now! A guide to supporting the local actions of children and […]

New interactive user’s guide for climate and development planning

October 7, 2011
A new, interactive users’ guide to tools for climate and development planning has just been […]

Proceedings of the Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction and World Reconstruction Conference

September 30, 2011
The Proceedings of the Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction and […]

Newsletter Issue 20

September 29, 2011
Contributing to the Great Green Wall Initiative Africa  Preparedness for Climate Change Programme successfully wrapped […]

CBA5 24-31 March 2011 Proceedings

September 28, 2011
Last March, IIED and BCAS organised the Fifth International Conference on Community Based Adaptation (CBA5) […]

FAQ on the integration of climate variability and change into RC/RC work at community level

September 25, 2011
There are a lot of questions around climate change, climate change adaptation, and how to […]

IFRC EW/EA Guidelines

August 2, 2011
Please download here Early Warning -> Early Action: A Regional Guideline for Effective Engagement in […]

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

July 1, 2011
  This guide is designed to help National Societies to plan and develop public awareness […]

Climate Information Crucial to Help Reduce Risk and Limit Disaster Damage

July 1, 2011
Forecasts can play an invaluable role when used properly in helping humanitarian agencies and governments […]

Landmark Documentary, Hot Cities

June 17, 2011
This eight-part series, which premiered on BBC World News, explores the impact of climate change […]

Preparing for climate change: PfCC 2006–11

June 1, 2011
The second phase of the Climate Centre’s programme to help National Societies address the humanitarian […]

Climaction: Building alliances of the essence to address the risks of climate change

May 26, 2011
Recently CLIMACTION’s focal point Mr Asadul Haque Pomiee and his team contacted with Islamic Foundation […]

Newsletter Issue 19

May 19, 2011
FAQ Climate Risk Management Partners for Resilience  Experts Workshop on Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation for […]

New Partners for Resilience leaflet

May 6, 2011
Newly developed Partners for Resilience leaflet setting out the background, aims and unique character of […]

Climate change: Take action now!

May 1, 2011
A guide to supporting the local actions of children and young people, with special emphasis […]

Health risk management in a changing climate

March 29, 2011
An operational research on dengue fever prevention in Vietnam. Download the leaflet here

Putting vulnerable people at the center of communication for adaptation

February 4, 2011
The 2010 World Resources Report (product of a 20-year partnership among UNEP, UNDP, the World […]

Killer year caps deadly decade – reducing disaster impact is “critical” says top UN disaster official

January 25, 2011
Geneva – Some 373 natural disasters killed over 296,800 people in 2010, affecting nearly 208 […]

Preparing for storms – protecting the islands

January 19, 2011
Living from the land and ocean requires keen observation of nature and changes in weather […]

Newsletter Issue 18

December 22, 2010
COP16 marked progress, but a lot needs to be done to prevent the climate catastrophe […]

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

December 21, 2010
On 27-28 July 2010, representatives from the Red Cross Red Crescent and the Chinese government […]

Outcomes in Cancun, COP 16

December 13, 2010
IFRC: Cancun, 11 December 2010 International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in […]

Reuters on Climate Centre’s games

December 9, 2010
After facilitating two game-based climate change sessions by Climate Centre staff members yesterday at the UN Climate […]

Welcome to Kibera

December 8, 2010
As part of its communication work in support of the World Disasters Report 2010 — […]

Climate Change youth update from RC/RC youth at COP 16

December 6, 2010
Climate change youth update from Red Crescent and Red Cross Youth from COP16 Young volunteers […]

2010 in the top three warmest years, 2001-2010 warmest 10-year period

December 3, 2010
Cancun/Geneva (WMO). The year 2010 is almost certain to rank in the top 3 warmest […]

UNFCCC negotiations in Cancun, Mexico: COP 16

November 29, 2010
The UN Climate conference COP 16 in Cancun (Mexico) that began on 29 November, will […]

Disaster preparedness tools: Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (VCA)

November 23, 2010
Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (VCA) uses various participatory tools to gauge people’s exposure to and […]

Newsletter Issue 17

September 10, 2010
Current La Nina brings increased risks of floods, droughts and tropical cyclones Review of the […]

Launch of the Youth on the move climate change initiative

August 11, 2010
In line with the commitments made in the 2009 Solferino Youth Declaration, the IFRC is […]

UNFCCC COP-16 Communication package

August 4, 2010
The IFRC has compiled a communication package for the UNFCCC COP 16 climate conference. The following documents […]

Nepal: Training farmers to adapt to unpredictable weather

July 19, 2010
“Those traditional crops like rice, potatoes, wheat, maize, which were doing well decades ago are […]

Efforts by UNFCCC to further link DRR and CCA

July 15, 2010
Here is information on how Parties to the UNFCCC have been responding to this call […]

Experts say climate threat could nullify help given to poorest nations

July 15, 2010
Speaking at a Carnegie Endowment for International Peace panel discussion assessing progress on the poverty-reduction […]

Mangroves Report Reveals Threats & Opportunities to Global Economy & the Planet

July 14, 2010
‘World Mangrove Atlas’ highlights the importance of and threats to mangroves July 14, 2010, London/Nairobi […]

Newsletter Issue 16

July 1, 2010
Partners for Resilience Second Phase of the Preparedness for Climate Change Programme up and running […]

Statement Lina Nerlander at 63rd World Health Assembly

June 1, 2010
Broaden partnership and enhance preparedness to cope with the health effects of climate change Statement […]

Red Cross prepares for one of the most active hurricane seasons

May 31, 2010
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (International Federation) is ready to […]

Technical Support by the Climate Centre

May 1, 2010
What the RC/RC Climate centre can do for the RC/RC Partners The Red Cross/Red Crescent […]

Climate related stakeholders and questions to ask them

April 20, 2010
As humanitarian workers, we need to know more about who is doing what on climate […]

Newsletter Issue 15

March 31, 2010
Copenhagen Climate Summit: Disappointment, but not all is lost Preparedness for Climate Change Programme Phase […]

Q&A on climate change and disasters

February 23, 2010
Is there an increase in disasters? There is an increase in disasters. All statistics tell […]

The Gathering Storm

February 11, 2010
The Gathering Storm – the human cost of climate change IRIN Films, in association with […]

COP-15 video posted by NOAA and IRI

February 10, 2010
The IRI, IFRC and Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre have made a short video on […]

Climate change and coordination

February 2, 2010
In this statement we will be outlining some aspects of the work the IFRC and […]

Youth blog posted on Reuters alert

December 18, 2009
The youth blog that senior programme officer and youth specialist Rebecca McNaught posted on the […]

Our World-Your Move blog

December 4, 2009
The campaign focuses on 14 humanitarian challenges, one of which is climate change. Recently, Rebecca […]

Newsletter, Issue 14

October 27, 2009
UNFCCC COP15 in Copenhagen El Niño, October 2009 Preparedness for Climate Change Climate change and […]

INDONESIA: Climate change worsening disasters, says UN

October 16, 2009
Climate change is contributing to more frequent and deadlier natural disasters, and governments need to […]

Update on penultimate round of UNFCCC negotiations

September 30, 2009
Wealthy nations are dragging their feet on committing money to help developing countries adapt to […]

The G20 to lay foundations for bold action on climate change

September 25, 2009
If necessity is the mother of invention, we should be looking forward to a breathtakingly […]

In brief: Climate-related disasters force 20 million out of homes in 2008

September 24, 2009
Climate related natural disasters like droughts, hurricanes and floods forced 20 million people – slightly […]

Just a small step in the right direction

September 23, 2009
In words, world leaders expressed will to combat global warming with a global treaty at […]

Obama’s speech on climate change

September 23, 2009
Good morning. I want to thank the Secretary-General for organizing this summit, and all the […]


September 4, 2009
Geneva,  World Climate Conference-3 (WCC-3), which has brought together from 31 August to 4 September […]

Albania to Zimbabwe: the climate change risk list

September 2, 2009
PARIS, Sept 2, 2009 (AFP) – Africa and much of south Asia face extreme risk […]

Red Cross responds as typhoon Morakot cuts across East Asia

August 10, 2009
Typhoon Morakot has made landfall on China’s south east coast having cut a swathe of […]

Climate change information for the poor

July 5, 2009
Under-resourced media are failing rural people in developing countries, who are most vulnerable to climate […]

Youth declaration

July 2, 2009
To mark the 150th anniversary of the battle of Solferino and to highlight Red Cross […]

Southern Africa: Climate proofing the Zambezi

June 29, 2009
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has launched a USD$ […]

Climate change: the ultimate early warning

June 16, 2009
To many people enduring its effects worldwide, the global economic crisis must have felt like […]

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

June 1, 2009
The report was researched and written by Lisette Braman, Technical Advisor with the Red Cross […]

Building gendered approaches to adaptation in the Pacific

March 15, 2009
This article reflects upon how gendered approaches to climate-change adaptation can be strengthened in the […]

Bridging the gap: integrating climate change and disaster risk reduction

November 26, 2008
By Bec McNaught (Senior Programme Officer RC/RC Climate Centre) Summary The climate is changing and […]