Webinar on Commitment #6 of Climate and Environment Charter 

Join ICVA and PHAP for a webinar as part of the Learning Stream on Climate Change and Humanitarian Action 

On 30 June, the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA), together with PHAP will organize a webinar in the Learning Stream on Climate Change and Humanitarian Action exploring Commitment #6 of the Climate and Environment.

Commitment #6 of the Climate and Environment Charter encourages humanitarian organizations to use their influence to mobilize urgent and more ambitious climate action and environmental protection. The Charter commits us to work together to foster ambitious action on climate change adaptation and mitigation and to ensure protection of those who are most vulnerable so that they are not left behind. The humanitarian sector is uniquely placed to influence legal and policy frameworks to better channel resources and attention towards vulnerable and at-risk people. We can leverage our presence, expertise, and insight to work with multilateral institutions, governments, and other organizations to ensure that greater focus on the impacts of these crisis on communities and people we serve are taken into consideration at decision-making levels. Join us for a webinar on how we can make COP27 an opportunity for this.

This webinar aims to:  

  • Raise awareness of the UNFCC process and the importance of this year’s COP27 and how it links to humanitarian action
  • Discuss why humanitarian organizations need to engage to bring in humanitarian perspectives on the topic of Loss and Damage in the lead-up to COP27
  • Highlight the modalities and strategies for humanitarian NGOs to engage in the preparatory work for COP27

As part of ICVA's and PHAP's Learning Stream on Climate Change and Humanitarian Action, this event follows 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, the second session on maximizing the environmental sustainability of humanitarian work, the third session on practical tools and initiatives for reducing environmental impact in humanitarian action. the fourth session on embracing the leadership of local actors and communities in climate action and the fifth session on understanding and integrating climate and environment risk data in humanitarian action.

This webinar is free to attend and if you missed the previous webinar in the series, you could access the recording on the event page

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