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(F) Privileges and Immunities
We are providing the link to our policy handbook, in line with the movement, which contains the following:
- Fundamental principles
- Code of Conduct
- Gender and Diversity Policy
- Travel Policy
- Gift and Hospitality Policy
- Fraud and Corruption Prevention and Control Policy
- Conflict of Interest Policy
- Policy on the Prevention and Response to Workplace Harassment and Discrimination
- Information Security: Acceptable Use Policy
- Whistleblower Protection Policy
Official organisation name:
Stichting International Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre on Disaster Preparedeness
Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre
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The Climate Centre supports the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and its partners in reducing the impacts of climate change and extreme weather events on vulnerable people. For more information please see Mission & Strategy
Areas of work
The Climate Centre’s activities comprise six key areas of work, all of which are interconnected, for instance, successful capacity building relies on analysis of experiences, resource mobilisation, awareness raising, etc.
1. Communication / awareness raising
The need to significantly increase awareness within and outside the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement about the humanitarian consequences of climate change and about opportunities for and good experiences with climate risk reduction.
2. Capacity building
To significantly increase the number of staff at national societies, Zones, Regional Delegations and the Secretariat that are well equipped with climate change related knowledge, and use that knowledge in their work.
3. Mobilization of resources
To mobilize the significantly increased financial and human resources for climate risk reduction, in particular for the poorest people in the poorest countries.
4. Advocacy: international policy
To reflect Red Cross Red Crescent concerns and proposals in the post 2012 agreements under the UNFCCC and other international policy processes. More governments, donor agencies, civil society organisations and scientists acknowledge (i) the potential impacts of climate change on the risks of natural disasters and on achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); (ii) the value of mainstreaming disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation (iii) the need for more programmes on climate risk reduction; and (iv) the role civil society organizations, in particular the Red Cross and Red Crescent have in implementing these programmes.
To build capacities, and strengthen communications and advocacy on climate related issues and support those with high-quality analyses of knowledge and experiences on climate risk management.
6. Operational support
To reduce the impacts of climate variability and extreme events through enhanced use of climatic information and related expertise by the Red Cross and Red Crescent.
Climate Centre Board
Chair – Yolanda Kakabadse
Treasurer – Ms. M. van Schaik
Member – Mr Xavier Castellanos Mosquera
Observer – Katrin Wiegmann
The Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre follows the Dutch Red Cross collective agreement (CAO).
The Dutch Red Cross has its own collective agreement (CAO) that is concluded with trade union FNV Abvakabo since 2006. Regarding the remuneration of employees the following is set: The starting point for determining the salary scale function is the function. To this end, all the functions arranged into a number of groups, called functional groups. Each function contains a number of features that are approximately equivalent. The severity of a function is determined by a job description. For each function there is a certain salary scale with a minimum and maximum salary. These salary ranges are part of the collective agreement.
The Dutch Red Cross meets the standard of the Trade Association of Charities (VFI standard).
The Climate Centre’s Board is unsalaried.