Global Climate Resilience Platform
Our Global Climate Resilience Platform aims to increase the climate resilience, and build the adaptation skills, of 500 million people in the most climate-vulnerable countries.
About the platform
The Global Climate Resilience Platform is an ambitious, multi-year fundraising initiative to significantly improve and expand the community-based climate action work of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies around the world.
It aims to generate one billion Swiss francs in global funding, which will be channelled into locally-led climate action and adaptation efforts. Its overall goal is to increase community resilience to the impacts of climate change and climate-related disasters.
The Platform will be co-created with interested partners and our member National Societies and aims to link different sources of funding across the development, humanitarian, climate and private sectors to take locally-led climate action to scale.
This includes exploring innovative financing options to unlock access to non-traditional funding, expertise and partnerships—because we know that to address the climate crisis we don't just need more funding for climate action, we also need new ways of funding our life-saving work.
The Platform's four targets for 2027
The IFRC network will support at least 500 million people to increase their resilience to the impacts of climate change and improve their adaptive capacities in the most climate vulnerable countries.
The IFRC network will support at least 100 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in developing and implementing climate resilient strategies and plans. This includes ensuring resources, knowledge and skills are available to “last mile” communities.
The IFRC network will support meaningful participation and active leadership of women, local communities, Indigenous Peoples, youth and other marginalized and/or underrepresented groups in the development and implementation of locally-led climate resilience programmes in 100 countries.
Early warning and anticipatory action
Safety nets and shock-responsive social protection
Global Climate Resilience Platform brochure
Countries of focus
The Global Climate Resilience Programme will support work in the 100 countries around the world most vulnerable to climate change.
These countries span the IFRC's five regions of operation: Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Middle East and North Africa.