FbF is the humanitarian programme with the greatest emphasis on science and research. Whereas traditional disaster response is based on damage-limiting reaction to weather-related hazards, FbF focuses on anticipating them with the help of scientific data and research. The Red Cross Red Crescent is the pioneer in the area of anticipatory disaster management and has a wealth of experience in adapting to climate change. Thanks to a large network of renowned scientists, FbF is built on a firm factual basis. Scientists supporting FbF can participate in a well-funded programme that has a real impact, puts their research to use and offers the opportunity to gain expertise in a field that will shape the future of humanitarian aid.