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.

Browse our current annual report.

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PLACARD

PLACARD seeks to support the coordination of the Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction communities for coherent, mutually reinforcing and pragmatic planning and action.

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FRACTAL climate and cities project

FRACTAL is a 4-year project with the aim to advance scientific knowledge about Southern Africa's climate, and integrate this knowledge into decisions at the city-regional scale.

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FCFA Pilot: Zambia Technical Report

This FCFA pilot study in Zambia sought to examine how to make climate science actionable, so decision-makers could make informed and robust adaptation and development investments.

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Participants in the ACCRA resilience game, photo by Thomas White

ACCRA game video

In this video stakeholders explain how a game has raised their awareness of the importance of developing cross sectoral projects, keeping options for the unexpected and finding long term solutions.

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Cover photo: Thomas White, Kampala, Uganda

Planning for an uncertain future

This report describes ‘flexible and forward-looking decision making’ (FFDM), a decision making approach that is able to adapt to the unexpected.

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