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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 […]

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 […]

Blog: Acting early to protect children in emergencies

September 8, 2021
by Audrey Oettli, IFRC-Child Protection Area of Responsibility Coordinator (A version of this blog first […]

Greenhouse gases, sea levels, oceans, permafrost, Arctic fires, Antarctic melt all broke records in 2020

September 3, 2021
by the Climate Centre (This story is a summary of a NOAA National Centers for […]

WMO: Climate change leads to more extreme weather but early warning saves lives

September 2, 2021
by the Climate Centre Recorded disasters have multiplied by a factor of five over the […]

‘A terrifying glimpse of a world ravaged by unchecked climate change’

September 1, 2021
By the Climate Centre Fifty-five wildfires were still burning late last week in the Russia’s […]

Hurricane Ida winds ‘intensified from 85 to 150mph’ in a day

August 31, 2021
Hurricane Ida, which rapidly intensified off the US Gulf of Mexico coast earlier this week, […]

One million trees to protect vulnerable Gambian communities

August 29, 2021
The Gambia Red Cross Society (GRCS) – together with the government and the National Youth […]

IFRC: As climate-related disasters escalate, humanitarian sector urges investment in preparedness

August 24, 2021
(This story is an IFRC press release issued in Geneva earlier today.) The recent devastating […]


August 17, 2021

IFRC: Wildfires and Covid threaten tens of thousands in Algeria and Tunisia

August 16, 2021
(This story is a press release issued by the IFRC in Algiers, Tunis and Beirut […]

New Climate Centre country briefs on climate, health, livelihoods

August 16, 2021
By the Climate Centre The Climate Centre last week finalized publication of eight country-briefs assessing […]


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August 16, 2021

Somalia: 3 million face starvation and disease, IFRC warns, calling for swift action

August 12, 2021
(This story is an IFRC press release issued in Nairobi and Geneva yesterday. It has […]

Forecast Mediterranean fire danger persists

August 11, 2021
by the Climate Centre “Extreme and very extreme conditions” conducive to wildfires continue to prevail […]

Climate Change Impacts on Health and Livelihoods

August 10, 2021
The introduction to the series of country reports, detailing methodology and steps in the process.

IPCC: Climate change is widespread, rapid, and intensifying

August 9, 2021
by the Climate Centre The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said today that scientists are […]

The Physical Science of Climate Change: Seven key humanitarian insights from the latest IPCC report

August 9, 2021
The IPCC’s findings are clear, rigorous, and very concerning. They are captured in formal, technical […]

IFRC urges more international support for Afghans affected by worsening drought

August 5, 2021
(This story is an IFRC press release issued yesterday in Kabul, Kuala Lumpur and Geneva.) […]

Red Cross Red Crescent volunteers respond to wildfires raging across Europe

August 3, 2021
(This story is an IFRC press release issued in Ankara, Budapest and Geneva yesterday; it […]

British Red Cross briefing on intensifying UK heatwaves

July 30, 2021
by the Climate Centre The UK is getting hotter, says the British Red Cross. As […]


July 30, 2021

ICRC: Climate change and conflict threaten Somali herders

July 28, 2021
(This story appeared first on the ICRC website yesterday.) by the ICRC Conflict and the […]

French Red Cross updates ‘Taking care of humankind at +2°’

July 27, 2021
by the Climate Centre The French Red Cross last week issued a second edition of […]

Learning from FbF in Zambia

July 23, 2021
A case study in building anticipatory action in Zambia. The case study is produced by […]

China floods: ‘Massive rescue and relief efforts’

July 22, 2021
by the Climate Centre The Chinese authorities have launched “massive rescue and relief efforts” in […]

Policy brief – Anticipatory Action. The Case for stepping up FbF in Zambia

July 22, 2021
This policy brief was developed by the project partners of the Response Preparedness programme in […]

Europe floods: Are they linked to climate change?

July 20, 2021
How much can we say about climate’s role in a specific weather-event? Here’s what scientists, […]

‘A catastrophe of historic proportions’

July 16, 2021
by the Climate Centre More than 100 people in Germany have died in what may […]

Worst scenario for global warming: ‘9 out of 10 people worldwide at risk from malaria and dengue’

July 13, 2021
by the Climate Centre In the most pessimistic scenario for climate change, with emissions continuing […]

North American heatwave ‘150 times more likely with climate change’, say attribution scientists

July 8, 2021
by the Climate Centre Last week’s record-breaking heatwave in parts of the US and Canada […]

Blog: Historic heat leads American Red Cross volunteers to adapt to ‘a disaster like no other’

July 8, 2021
by Sarah Cagann, American Red Cross, Portland, Oregon (This story appeared first last week on […]

4th Africa dialogue platform: a burst of energy and enthusiasm

July 7, 2021
by the Anticipation Hub, German Red Cross The three-day Africa Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian […]

IFRC: Urgent action needed to protect children against climate-related disasters in Africa

July 7, 2021
(This article, by the IFRC’s Protection, Gender and Inclusion Unit, appeared first on the IFRC […]

Covid and climate change: when crises collide

July 6, 2021
by Michelle Langrand and Pokuaa Oduro-Bonsrah, Geneva Solutions (This article appeared first on the Geneva […]

Canadian heat: ‘A stunning breakout above all previously measured values’

July 4, 2021
by the Climate Centre The Canadian Red Cross has set up a family reunification helpline, […]

Scaling up ambition on social protection and climate – what can Covid teach us?

June 25, 2021
by the Climate Centre A new brief incorporating social protection responses to Covid-19, published this […]

Anticipatory action: ‘momentum, rhythm, interest’

June 23, 2021
by the Climate Centre Together with its partners in a multi-agency task force, the IFRC […]

ICRC-IFRC: Humanitarian agencies combine against existential threat of climate change

June 22, 2021
(This story is a joint press release issued by the IFRC and ICRC earlier today. […]

IFRC in Europe sounds alarm over deadly combination of heat and Covid-19

June 18, 2021
(This story is an IFRC press release issued in Budapest and Geneva earlier today.) by […]

‘UK struggling to keep pace with climate impacts’

June 17, 2021
by the Climate Centre Action to improve the UK’s resilience is not keeping pace with […]

IFRC welcomes USAID to early-action partnership

June 14, 2021
by the Climate Centre At the end of the G7 summit in Cornwall yesterday, the […]

Cartoon Gallery

June 11, 2021
These cartoons were created during Cartoonathons in 2020-2022. They may be used for non-profit purposes, […]


June 11, 2021
With worklife interactions now dominated by zzzZoom, too many videoconferences seem intentionally designed to strip […]

IFRC braces for Atlantic hurricane season amid Covid

June 2, 2021
(This story is an IFRC press release issued in Geneva and Panama last Monday. It has been […]

Annual Report 2020

June 1, 2021
A pivotal year. You can find the multimedia version of the report here.

Scientists pin more than a third of heatwave-related deaths on climate change

June 1, 2021
by the Climate Centre An international collaborative study that says it’s the largest to date on […]

Three out of four displacements in 2020 were weather-related

May 31, 2021
by the Climate Centre Thirty million out of 40.5m new displacements last year were the […]

Children’s climate cards

May 27, 2021
Are you looking for ways to engage children on the topic of climate change? You can […]


May 25, 2021
Y-Adapt is a curriculum for young people consisting of games and playful activities (see full website). […]

India and Bangladesh: Millions threatened as cyclone spells double trouble

May 25, 2021
by the IFRC (This story is an IFRC press release, issued in Kuala Lumpur, Delhi […]

Health, WASH and climate impacts: A new brief from the IFRC

May 19, 2021
by the Climate Centre A new brief published by the IFRC and Climate Centre today […]

Humanitarians and the insurance industry: Addressing the human impact of climate change together

May 18, 2021
British Red Cross and Climate Centre experts shared insights on how the private sector and […]
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