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Humanitarians now see climate change as arguably the biggest threat they face. The trouble: They don't quite know what to do about it. The size and scope of the challenge goes well beyond the confines of the emergency aid system.

The humanitarian playbook just isn't equipped for a mega-crisis like this, and it has very little time to prepare. So what kind of rethink is necessary for the way aid agencies work in the face of this impending threat?

To answer that question, The New Humanitarian Director Heba Aly is joined by Paul Knox Clarke, the former head of research at the humanitarian network ALNAP who is now heading up the Complex Humanitarian Crises initiative, and Donna Lagdameo, the senior policy adviser and Asia Pacific focal point for the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre. Access the show notes on TNH's website.  

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