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More than 90 percent of natural hazards are now regarded as climate-related, and climate change is a key driver of risk, bringing with it ever-more intense weather and growing uncertainty.

Climate-smart programming equates ‘good and sustainable programming’ enabling communities to anticipate, absorb, and adapt to climate shocks. It stresses the need to use climate information across timescales, considering landscapes and ecosystems as key areas of intervention – all in close collaboration with governments, climate experts, and the private sector. Good climate-smart programming should lead to effective climate action.

Key Resources

Framework for Climate Action towards 2020

Ambitions to address the climate crisis

Red Cross Red Crescent Movement Ambitions to address the climate crisis

Minimum Standards

Minimum Standards for Local Climate-Smart Disaster Risk Reduction, 2015

Actions to address climate change

Small and simple actions to address climate change, 2016

Climate Smart Programming Guide

What is climate-smart programming and how do we achieve it?

The Climate Training Kit

An interactive set of materials prepared by the IFRC and the Climate Centre

Faces of Climate Change

We’re declaring the climate crisis a dire humanitarian emergency. Will you volunteer to help us to bring about the change we need today, to save the lives and livelihoods of tomorrow?

The actions we take today will affect tomorrow, and billions of small individual changes can and will make a global difference.

Get involved!

Climate Centre Podcast

Listen and subscribe to our new podcast!

The Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre presents a podcast called “Can’t Take the Heat.” In it, we explore how people will adapt to a warming world. The host, Roop Singh, approaches big challenges posed by climate change from a humanitarian perspective. Asking questions like, how will the impacts of climate change affect people around the world? What are the big solutions that are in the works? How will we implement those solutions?

Listen to the podcasts!

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