Pacific Red Cross Societies preparing for a changing climate

Pacific countries are considered amongst the worlds’ most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Many of the inhabited atolls are very narrow and low lying, bordered on either side by lagoons or the open ocean. In response, the Pacific climate change programme, which kicked off in late 2005, began with a capacity building component: increasing knowledge and interpretation of climate change science within National Societies. Climate change was discussed in the context of regular regional Red Cross meetings, relating to topics such as health and disaster management. By discussing climate change from a Red Cross perspective, the mystery could be taken out of scientific language that can sometimes be daunting. Information from other National Societies around the world that had piloted work on the issue was incorporated into discussions. Published in 2007.

Are you sure you want to delete this "resource"?
This item will be deleted immediately. You cannot undo this action.
File Name File Size Download
117_casestudyregionalclimatechangefinal.pdf 270 KB

Related Resources

Report
25 Apr 2014
The number of people affected by humanitarian crises has almost doubled over the past decade and is expected to keep rising. In early 2014, international aid organizations aimed to assist 52 million people in crisis, and millions more people so...
Tags: Report, Climate Change Adaptation, Resilience
Case Study
17 Dec 2018
Ensuring Global and Regional Commitments Translate into Local Level Action and Impact  Case Studies: Red Cross Red Crescent Disaster Risk Reduction in Action – What Works at Local Level   June 2018 DRR in action Case Studies https://media.ifrc.or...
Tags: Case Study, Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Management
Case Study
02 Nov 2013
Case study of Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality in South Africa which used disaster risk reduction training to empower girls in townships. They worked in partnership with research institutions and local government officials and are spreading ke...
Tags: Case Study, House fire