Red Cross / Red Crescent Climate Guide

Shares the experiences of more than 40 organisations who address climate change risks

The Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Guide presents five years of experiences from more than thirty national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies, particularly in developing countries. It relates the experiences of Red Cross and Red Crescent staff and volunteers all around the world, in an attempt to understand and address the risks of climate change.

The guide begins with basic information about climate change: the scientific consensus, the humanitarian consequences, and the general implications for Red Cross and Red Crescent. This is followed by six thematic modules:

  1. Getting started
  2. Dialogues
  3. Communications
  4. Disaster management
  5. Community-based disaster risk reduction and health.

Each module begins with a background section of real-life Red Cross and Red Crescent experiences and perspectives, followed by a 'how-to' section with specific step-by-step guidance.


Using the tool: $2000+ if all steps are followed, but significantly lower for less in-depth use.
Time needed:
12 weeks or more

Accessing the tool

Online, Paper-based: Available online as well as in hardcopy. Short factsheet summaries also available.
English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian
Maarten Van Aalst

Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre
PO Box 28120
2502 KC The Hague
The Netherlands

Adaptation assessment and process guidance tools

Aid adaptation decision processes; evaluate the tool's effectiveness and efficiency, including which policy cycle stage it can be used in.

Area of focus
Red Cross, Red Crescent Climate Guide: Mitigation 0, Adaptation 3, Development 1

Published by:

Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre


For use in Asia, Africa, Latin America