Adapting to the Impacts of the Climate and Environmental Crises

We are already witnessing how climate and environmental crises disproportionately impact communities in vulnerable contexts and situations. Regardless of what we do, these impacts will not disappear overnight. Commitments #1 of the Charter calls on us to “Step up our response to growing humanitarian needs and help people to adapt to impacts of the climate and environmental crises.” It focuses on how we use climate change adaptation (CCA) methods, disaster risk reduction (DDR) in our programming, and anticipatory action to adapt our programs to better support and strengthen people’s resilience to current and future climate and environmental risks.

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Adapting to the Impacts of the Climate and Environmental Crises ...

A discussion of the lessons learned in adapting to the impacts of the climate and environmental crises...
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Introduction

Many NGOs are already working to address climate change in and alongside vulnerable communities. To help organisations live up to their commitment, there are tools and resources available to guide NGOs in their work.

On 14 October 2021, ICVA and PHAP organised a webinar with an aim to share lessons learned and answer some of the below questions:

  • How can NGO programmes be fit for purpose, ensure that they are designed and implemented to address current impacts and help reduce future risks?
  • How can we scale-up climate-smart disaster risk reduction efforts and identify locally appropriate solutions to address them?
  • What are some of the tools and resources available in terms of CCA, DDR and anticipatory action?
  • What can we learn from local, traditional, and indigenous knowledge which can be replicated in other context?

Please find the link to Guidance on the Commitment #1 of the Charter. Read here  an Introduction to the Climate and Environment Charter for Humanitarian Organisations.

Adapting to the Impacts of the Climate and Environmental Crises

This webinar recording shares three organizations’ work to adapt to the impacts of the climate and environmental crises as well as tools or resources that NGOs can use to help address this issue.

Podcast - Adapting to the impacts of the climate and environmental crises

The following are the speakers

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Azmat Khan
Chief Executive Officer, Foundation for Rural Development (FRD) Pakistan
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Mihir Bhatt
Director, All India Disaster Mitigation Institute (AIDMI)
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Razibul Kader
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Coordinator COASTS project, ICCO (part of CORDAID), Bangladesh

The following are the co-hosts

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Nishanie Jayamaha
Learning, Programme and Climate Change Coordinator, ICVA
Thomas Manisha
Manisha Thomas
Senior Policy Advisory, PHAP
Resources

Resources on Adapting to the Impacts of the Climate and Environmental Crises
25 October 2021
Adapting to the Impacts of the Climate and Environmental Crises
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