Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre

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.

The Climate Centre, a Public Benefit Organization under Netherlands law, is a specialist reference centre of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
 
Our mission is to help the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and its partners reduce the impacts of climate change and extreme-weather events on vulnerable people.

Staffed largely by climate scientists, the Centre provides strategically important knowledge and advice on climate-smart practice throughout the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and beyond.

Our support for National Societies and the IFRC focuses on climate information for disaster preparedness and response, food security and health, training and technical back-up.

We work with a huge range of humanitarian partners, climate specialists and non-specialists, principally Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies and the Geneva-based IFRC and ICRC.

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Serious Climate Games: An Introduction

Climate games provide a way to facilitate learning in an interesting, engaging and memorable way. This article provides a brief outline of different climate games and resources available.  

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Session 1: Introduction

Session 1: Introduction

 An introduction to Y-Adapt ending in a creative competition where teams present real-life examples of youth-led adaptations from around the world.

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Session 2: Climate change challenge

Session 2: Climate change challenge

A playful session that demonstrates weather compared to climate, leading into an energetic game that teaches about the greenhouse effect, global warming and climate change. 

 

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Session 3: Map the hazard

Session 3: Map the hazard

Critical thinking challenge to map out extreme weather and its impacts. Voting determines the most frequent and impactful hazards in the local community. 

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Session 4: See the system

Session 4: See the system

A card game to see how people, places and things (resources) fit into systems, followed by an activity to systematically brainstorm and prioritise community resources.

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Session 5: Act to adapt

Session 5: Act to adapt

A giant board game that gets youth to prioritise resources in their community which are vulnerable to extreme weather. Youth negotiate to take individual or collective actions to adapt resources.

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Content

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Y-Adapt

Y-Adapt is a curriculum for young people that helps them to both understand climate change and to take practical action to adapt to the changing climate in their community.

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Global Initiative on Community Based Adaptation (GICBA)

Collective learning on Community Based Adaptation

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