The use of climate information in humanitarian relief efforts: a literature review

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This paper aims to provide a systematic literature review of the state-of-the-art applications of climate information in humanitarian relief efforts, to further the knowledge of how climate science can be better integrated into the decision-making process of humanitarian supply chains.

A systematic literature review was conducted using a combination of key search terms developed from both climate science and humanitarian logistics literature. Articles from four major databases were retrieved, reduced and analyzed.

The study illustrates the status of application of climate information in humanitarian work, and identifies usability, collaboration and coordination as three key themes.

By delivering an overview of the current applications and challenges of climate information, this literature review proposes a three-phase conceptual framework.
Original languageEnglish
Peer-reviewed scientific journalJournal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)331-343
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 04.04.2023
MoE publication typeA2 Review article in a scientific journal


  • 512 Business and Management
  • supply chain management in disaster relief
  • humanitarian logistics
  • climate change
  • natural hazards
  • disaster relief operations
  • interorganizational coordination

Areas of Strength and Areas of High Potential (AoS and AoHP)

  • AoHP: Humanitarian and societal logistics


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