Maximising the Environmental Sustainability of our Work

The Climate Charter –  a practical guide

Session 2: Maximising the Environmental Sustainability of our Work


In line with Commitment #2, and the principle of “do no harm,” we must work to maximise the environmental sustainability of our work. Organisations are looking into how to incorporate environment friendly programming and nature-based solutions in their humanitarian programming cycles. Furthermore, the commitment also indicates that organisations will measure and significantly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, in line with global goals. Supporting high-quality emission reduction projects to offset unavoidable emissions will complement reduction efforts, but will not be considered a substitute for such efforts. Further, organisations are looking at how they can responsibly manage and use natural resources, including water, and reduce and properly manage the waste generated in their premises and by their programmes.

On 24 November 2021, ICVA and PHAP held a webinar with an aim to share an overview and initial lessons learned on some of the following questions:

Please find the link to Guidance on the Commitment #2 of the Charter.

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Maximising the Environmental Sustainability of our Work...

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The Climate and Humanitarian Action learning series will focus on practical ways of applying the Charter Commitments and sharing lessons learned on how the commitments can be translated into practice. The Learning Stream includes a series of webinars, starting with an overview of the Charter. All the webinars are open to anyone interested in improving their understanding of the Climate Charter.

Podcast - Maximising the Environmental Sustainability of our Work

The following are the speakers

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Karolina Kalinowska
Policy Officer, DG ECHO, European Commission – Lead on Environment and Humanitarian Aid
André Krummacher
Vice CEO Programmes, Impact and Accountability
Kathrine Vad
Kathrine Vad
Environment and Climate Change Adviser - International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

The following are the co-hosts

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Angus Urquhart
Crisis & Humanitarian Lead, Development Initiatives
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Manisha Thomas
Senior Policy Advisory, PHAP

E-learning resource
15 November 2021
Resources on maximising the environmental sustainability of our work
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