The International Research Institute for Climate and Society is starting to get serious about the use of climate information to inform disaster preparedness and management. This includes efforts growing from the IRI’s Partnership to Save Lives with the International Federation of Red Cross/Red Crescent Socieities, as well as those related to the upcoming Climate and Society Publication: A Better Climate for Disaster Risk Management.
Though we can’t expect the Climate and Society Publication itself until early 2011, activities designed to inform it are already taking place. One of these – a stakeholder workshop exploring the use of climate information for disaster risk management for the humanitarian community in East Africa – is currently highlighted on the IRI homepage. For more information, please follow this link.