How do climate variability and climate change fit into the work of a Red Cross Red Crescent disaster manager, and how is climate adaptation converging with disaster risk reduction and response? These questions are addressed in this module.
It centres on the core elements of disaster management: preparedness, response and recovery, and ways to make our work climate-smart.
It is closely aligned with the IFRC model known as preparedness for effective response, a unified approach to enhance the capacity of National Societies to respond to disaster and the threat of disaster.
Ideally the resources and slides in this module should be used in conjunction with 2a Early warning early action, 2c Community resilience and climate, 2d Health, WASH and climate, and 2e Urban and climate.