In line with Commitment #2 of the Climate and Environment Charter for Humanitarian Organizations, and the principle of “do no harm,” we must work to maximize the environmental sustainability of our work. More and more, organizations are looking into how to incorporate environmentally friendly programming and nature-based solutions into the humanitarian programming cycle.
This commitment also implies that organizations should measure and significantly reduce their 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 organizations 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 programs.
This webinar, part of ICVA's and PHAP's Learning Stream on Climate Change and Humanitarian Action, will aim to share lessons learned on and responses to some of the following questions:
- How can we incorporate more environmentally friendly practices into our programming?
- What are some of the nature-based solutions being used by organizations 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?