Introduction: The Climate and Environment Charter for Humanitarian Organisations

On 30 September, ICVA and PHAP launched their new learning stream on Climate Change and Humanitarian ActionThis series focused on practical ways of applying the recently launched Climate and Environment Charter for Humanitarian Organisations by sharing lessons learned on how the commitments can be translated into practice.

The Climate and Environment Charter for Humanitarian Organisations...

An overview of the Climate and Environment Charter for Humanitarian Organisations....
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Introduction

The Charter sends a clear signal that humanitarian organisations have a key role to play in addressing crises faced by communities due to the climate and environmental crises. We must be a part of the solution by helping people adapt to a changing climate and environment, while also increasing our own environmental sustainability. This needs to be a collective endeavour, as it is clear that no organisation can tackle this alone. The Charter intends to guide humanitarian action in the face of these crises and their humanitarian consequences.

Serving as the starting point for the ICVA and PHAP Learning Stream on Climate Change and Humanitarian Action, this webinar will help introduce the Charter, which will serve as an important reference point for the rest of the learning stream. It covered the following questions:

  • Why the Charter is needed now?
  • What the commitments imply and the resources available?
  • How NGOs can sign the Charter and what their signature means?
  • What are the next steps to support organisations in implementing the Charter and to monitor progress?
Introduction to the Climate and Environment Charter for Humanitarian Organisations

This webinar is an introduction to the Climate and Environment Charter for Humanitarian Organisations. The Charter serves as an important reference point for the rest of the learning stream.

Podcast - Introduction to the Climate and Environment Charter for Humanitarian Organisations

The following are the speakers

Bettina Koelle
Bettina Koelle
Senior Learning Specialist, Red Cross and Red Crescent Climate Centre
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Amir Khouzam
Policy Advisor, Policy and Humanitarian Diplomacy Division, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Resources

ICVA
25 October 2021
Reading Materials on Climate Change and Humanitarian Action
Subject/ Climate & environment / Cross-cutting issues /
ICVA
25 October 2021
ICVA 2021 Annual Conference Key Take - Aways
Subject/ Climate & environment /
Key take aways
ICVA
25 October 2021
ICVA 2021 Annual Conference - Links of Initiatives on early warning, resilience integration, nature based solutions, NEAT+ Tool, and carbon accounting
Subject/ Climate & environment / Annual Conference /
AC 2021 - Sessions & Speakers
Meeting materials
13 August 2021
ICVA 2021 Annual Conference Report
Subject/ ICVA / Environment /
AC2021 Report