HNPW: Climate and Environment Charter
At the 33rd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in December 2019 the ICRC, IFRC, and a number of National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies pledged to lead a consultative process to develop a Climate and Environment Charter for the humanitarian sector. This pledge reflected a growing recognition of the key role humanitarian organizations will have to play to address the climate and environment crises facing our planet. Humanitarian organizations must be a part of the solution, by helping people adapt to a changing climate and environment and by increasing our own environmental sustainability. The Charter is intended to provide a clear vision and principles to guide humanitarian action in the face of these crises. Consultations on the Charter have been taking place since December 2020, and by the summer of 2021 a final text is expected to be available for organizations across the sector to sign.
This session will offer an opportunity to hear from local, national, and international NGOs and agencies on the contents and purpose of the Charter. Organizations will share insight and ideas about how the Charter can be used, tools that may be available to help implement it, and what organizations of different scale and capacities can do to support one another. A panel discussion will be followed by a moderated Q&A.
This event is co-hosted by ICVA, EHAN, the IASC, the ICRC, and the IFRC.