Topic 2: Maximising the environmental sustainability of our work

The Climate Charter- a practical Guide

Topic 2: Maximising the environmental sustainability of our work  - 24 November 2021 (14:00 - 16:00 CET) 



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


This webinar will aim to share lessons learned on and responses to some of the following questions:  

  • How can we incorporate more environment-friendly practices into our programming?
  • What are some of the nature-based solutions being used by organisations in their programming?
  • How can NGOs reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, manage and use responsibly natural resources?
  • What are some of the requirements and standards being put in place by donors? What support will be available from donors?


You can find an Introduction to the Climate and Environment Charter for Humanitarian Organisations here

This webinar is part of a series of ICVA-PHAP's Learning Streams on Climate Change and Humanitarian Action.

To see when the live session will be in your time zone, click here. 



  • Karolina Kalinowska, Policy Officer, DG ECHO, European Commission – Lead on environment and humanitarian aid
  • Other speakers TBC



  • Nishanie Jayamaha, Learning, Program and Climate Change Coordinator