Red Cross/ Red Crescent Climate Centre

Annual Report 2011

25/06/2012 - by the Climate Centre

In 2012, the Climate Centre will be celebrating its tenth anniversary. The year 2011, topic of this annual report, marked the final year of its first decade, and also of its 2008–2011 Strategic Plan. Since its establishment in 2002, the Climate Centre has been instrumental in raising awareness of the humanitarian consequences of climate change – then a relatively new issue – within the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. In the global community, the Climate Centre was among the few pioneers who successfully advocated for climate change adaptation (CCA) policies and resources, and it has successfully claimed a humanitarian role in international climate negotiations. From that position, the Climate Centre was a key actor in the process of harmonizing disaster risk reduction (DRR) and CCA policies at the global level, including the now-growing emphasis on resilience and “climate-smart” development. The Centre also helped shape the research agenda on these topics and played a key role in the recent report on climate and extremes – “SREX” – by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which was adopted in 2011.

Download the Annual report 2011 here.
Download the Executive Summary here.

KPMG Accountants N.V. conducted the audits for 2005 up to 2012. Please note that in the event of any differences or inconsistencies between the text and quantitative information on this website and that in the original financial statements the latter shall prevail.