by Julie Arrighi, Climate Centre, Nairobi
The first of a 2019 series of high-level round tables on the interconnected vulnerabilities and impacts of climate and conflict was held in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, yesterday, amid heightened security after the attack in the city earlier this week.
The Red Cross Red Crescent across the Asia Pacific region and in the Middle East have been helping people prepare for and cope with damaging extreme seasonal-weather – ranging from extreme cold and snow to storms and flash floods.
Most recently the ICRC in Lebanon yesterday tweeted that Storm Norma had left almost 600 Syrian refugee families in Aarsal, in the north-east of the country, one of the worst affected areas, without bread or fuel for heating.
The UN yesterday issued an official outcome documentfrom the Marrakech Partnership round table on resilience held at COP 24 in Katowice that included the IFRC, the Climate Centre and PfR agency Wetlands International. It reflects many of the key messages that emerged there from the humanitarian sector.
03/01/2019 - by Maarten van Aalst, Director, Climate Centre
(_This article appeared frst in the print edition of the latest Red Cross Red Crescent magazine, jointly published by the ICRC and IFRC in Geneva_.)
One degree Celsius. It doesn’t sound like much. Most of us wouldn’t even notice if the air around us went up or down by that amount. Nearly everywhere on Earth, the thermometer goes up and down far more than that just between daytime and night.
by Nicola Ward, Climate Centre, Hong Kong
Amid widespread scientific agreement that with climate change potentially lethal heatwaves are starting earlier and ending later, the first-ever international expert forum convened to find ways to reduce the risk was held in Hong Kong late last month.