6 May, 2024

Announcement – The Establishment of the Climate and Environment Charter Secretariat

Subject / Climate & environment /
Climate and Environment Charter

The Secretariat will focus on helping signatories put the commitments of the Charter into practice, so that we can all continue to work towards improving humanitarian response to climate and environmental crises. It will do so by servicing the following four areas of support:

  • Technical guidance
  • Knowledge-sharing
  • Promotion, dissemination, and advocacy
  • Communication and engagement

The Secretariat will be administered by the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) and a Board will be established to act as a governance mechanism. The board will include the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and ICVA, as permanent members, as well as two other signatory organizations and one supporter, as non-permanent members.

If your organization is interested in joining the Charter Board, please contact the Secretariat by 4 June. 

Click on the below links to read the Full Announcement and Terms of Reference for the Board.