Red Cross/ Red Crescent Climate Centre


Our primary partners are the Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies and the Geneva-based IFRC and ICRC. In particular, we work closely with the Community Preparedness and Risk Reduction department at the IFRC secretariat, on implementation of the IFRC Action Plan on Climate Change.

In recent years this has included for instance an e-learning course on climate change and a Climate Training Kit.

We also work with a wide range of other humanitarian and development agencies, sometimes in wider partnerships, such as Partners for Resilience (PfR) – one of the world's biggest programmes on climate-smart disaster risk reduction – and in knowledge management for BRACED.

We also work closely with many academic institutions and providers of climate services such as the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, based at Columbia University in New York, which provides forecast products to help the IFRC prepare for disaster, hosts a helpdesk staffed by climate scientists for disaster managers in the field, and provides interns for climate risk management work around the world.

Browse the main menu on our home page for details on the important humanitarian work that flows from these and other collaborations.