Climate-related extreme weather events and COVID-19: A first look at the number of people affected by intersecting disasters
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) & the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre
released 23 September 2020
This paper was commissioned by the IFRC and the Red Cross Red Crescent
Climate Centre as a first scan of the overlapping impacts of COVID-19 and
climate-related disasters, to inform policy discussions in the UN and beyond, and to inspire further academic work on the compound impacts of COVID and climate, and to inform the scientific assessment of the IPCC.