Topic: Climate Change Adaptation

Review in winter conditions – R&D project for a new light self-standing tent

The winter test was originally planned to take place in Pakistan. However, following an analysis of the security situation, the IFRC-Shelter Research Unit (IFRC-SRU) together with the Project Committee, decided to organize this phase in two different blocks. The first part was a theoretical winter test in Luxembourg and the second was remote monitoring in …

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Why Disaster Preparedness Cannot Wait

‘Delay and pay, or plan and prosper’, is the crystal clear message from IFRC Head, Jagan Chapagain and Andrew Steer, President and CEO of the World Resources Institute, in a recent piece titled, Why Disaster Preparedness Cannot Wait. With mounting evidence that climate change is behind the growing intensity of frequency of floods, storms, droughts, …

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The Cost of Doing Nothing

The International Federation of the Red Cross Red Crescent Societies presents the report: The Cost of Doing Nothing, an analysis showing that if no urgent action is taken now, the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance annually due to the climate crisis could double by 2050. Similarly, financial costs could balloon to 20 billion …

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Asian Pacific Urban Resilience Hub – Resources

The Asian Pacific Urban Resilience Hub develops guidance material, case studies, and reports to help National Societies in the region to be prepared.  Find the latest resources in the following list: Building resilience in Asia and the Pacific (2010) The IFRC Road Map to community resilience (2017)  Asian Pacific Urban Resilience Hub https://preparecenter.org/activities/asian-pacific-urban-community-resilience-hub#overlay-context=resources/asian-pacific-urban-resilience-hub-resources

Humanitarian response in urban contexts

Published by ODI/ALNAP, this Good Practice Review is structured into four chapters. Chapter 1, on context, sets the scene. It describes ways of seeing the city (there are many; this section presents three). The chapter then discusses four particular threats: naturally-triggered disasters, climate change, conflict and violence. The next sections look at urban displacement and vulnerability …

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Heatwave Guide for Cities

The Heatwave Guide for Cities from the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement offers urban planners and city authorities an authoritative summary of the actions they can take to reduce the danger of heatwaves, which are defined as a period of time when temperatures, or temperature in combination with other factors, are unusually high and …

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