Recording available-Third session on Learning Stream on Climate Change and Humanitarian Action  

Access audio and video recordings of the third session of the PHAP and the ICVA webinar series on Climate Change and Humanitarian Action

On 3 February, ICVA and PHAP organized the third session of the Learning Stream on Climate Change and Humanitarian Action, exploring practical tools and initiatives undertaken by organizations in reducing their environmental impact and how these can serve as models or a reference point for other organizations.

Mohammad Al-shushan, Senior Recycling Officer with Oxfam, started the webinar with a presentation on their work on solid waste management in Jordan's Za'atari Refugee Camp. This project has involved waste collection and recycling. He highlighted how this work had engaged women in technical jobs in the recycling sector. 

Speaking on the environmental impact of their decentralized procurement system, Jenny Archibald, Global Logistics Adviser with NRC, highlighted the role of local staff and country level framework agreements and the different ways that this affected the environmental footprint of the organization's work. 

Carmen Garcia Duro, Sustainable Supply Chain Alliance Project Manager at ICRC, presented the carbon accounting tool for the humanitarian sector that they have been developing and why it is crucial to measure emissions to drive sustainability. She asserted that greening is not happening in a vacuum, and we need to bring market-based processes and greening efforts together.

Andrew Scanlon, the HALO Trust lead on Global Environment and Wildlife Conservation, shared their approach in a project in Angola, in which the organization is aiming to integrate local conservation in their other work.

As part of ICVA's and PHAP's Learning Stream on Climate Change and Humanitarian Action, this event followed the launch event of the series that introduced the Charter, the first session of the webinar that examined adapting to the impacts of the climate and environmental crises, and the second session on maximizing the environmental sustainability of humanitarian work

During the event, participants also provided their views in several polls. You can find the results of these, together with the video and audio podcast format recordings of the discussion, on the event page.

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