Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre

Maarten van Aalst

The Climate Centre is a specialist reference center for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and helps the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and other partners reduce the impacts of climate change and extreme weather events on vulnerable people. It will use its humanitarian network to identify disasters that will be analyzed by the WWA initiative. Further analysis will help place the event in the larger context of patterns of changing risk, including trends in vulnerability and exposure. The Climate Centre team is also helping develop an index of published articles relevant to specific events and geographical regions that will be consulted when WWA assesses a specific event. This “living database” includes peer-reviewed studies on regional trends in extremes, and in hydrology, decadal variability, future projections, and other published attribution studies that will allow us to more quickly assess the state of the science.