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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 […]

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

June 7, 2022
 By Evan Easton Calabria, Catalina Jaime and Benjamin Shenouda 

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 […]

Want to learn more about climate change? Click here…

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 […]

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 […]

Early Action: the State of Play 2021, 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, everyone 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 […]

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 […]

Events

February 24, 2022
Design and facilitation of events aiming at learning and dialogue need careful consideration of your […]

Protected: Video Showcase test

February 20, 2022
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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 Global Risks Report 2022

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

IFRC Global Plan 2022: ‘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 […]

Scaling up social protection in Nepal

January 3, 2022
The objective of the brief is to provide the government and humanitarian and developmentagencies in […]

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

January 2, 2022
This paper is the first of a series of outputs and provides a general overview […]

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

January 1, 2022
This working paper considers the Covid-19 pandemic alongside climate-related disasters and explores the use of […]

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 […]

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

December 1, 2021
This advocacy brief aims to provide National Societies with an overview of how linking forecast-based […]

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: Lancet Countdown 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. […]