Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre
The Climate Centre was established in 2002 by the Netherlands Red Cross and the IFRC, and is hosted by the NLRC in The Hague as a Public Benefit Organization.
Its overarching mission is to help the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and its partners reduce the impacts of climate change and extreme-weather events on vulnerable people. The Climate Centre focuses primarily on providing guidance and tools to National Societies and their partners, and fostering the exchange of experience, training and technical back-up for Red Cross Red Crescent volunteers, delegates and managers specializing in disaster risk management and health.
In the international arena it facilitates access to climate-related channels of funding and advocate for support to the most vulnerable people in debates on climate policy, especially the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the annual UN climate talks, but also related international discussions on development and humanitarian policy and finance.
Among other services, the Climate Centre provides expert guidance for people who do not have scientific backgrounds on the assessment reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).