The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, convened a high-level ministerial meeting on Monday September 13th 2021 to show solidarity with Afghanistan’s people and pledge tangible support. At this meeting our Executive Director, Ignacio Packer presented a statement.
This learning stream provides a platform for the broader humanitarian community to better understand how we can reduce our impact of climate change by accelerating action and increasing environmental sustainability. The series focuses on practical ways of applying the Climate and Environment Charter for Humanitarian Organisations and sharing lessons learned on how the commitments can be translated into practice.
Topics covered in this webinar series include:
We are already witnessing how climate and environmental crises disproportionately impact communities in vulnerable contexts and situations, and regardless of what we do, these impacts will not disappear overnight.
Commitments #1 of the Charter calls on us to “Step up our response to growing humanitarian needs and help people to adapt to impacts of the climate and environmental crises”. It focuses on how we use climate change adaptation (CCA) methods, disaster risk reduction (DDR) in our programming, anticipatory action to adapt our programs to better support and strengthen people’s resilience to current and future climate and environmental risks.
Many NGOs are already working to address climate change in and alongside vulnerable communities and to help organisations live up to their commitment, there are tools and resources available to guide NGOs in their work.