Implementing the Climate and Environment Charter for Humanitarian Organizations: The ICRC's Plan of Action 2021-2024+

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Date published
01 May 2022
Plans, policy and strategy
Environment & climate, humanitarian action

In May 2021, the ICRC adopted the Climate and Environment Charter for Humanitarian Organizations, highlighting a commitment to help communities enduring conflict and other violence adapt to a changing climate and environment and to limit their own footprint.

This Action Plan gives a high-level overview of how the ICRC is translating the Charter and its specific commitments intro practice. It provides details on the activities that the ICRC will carry out between 2021 and beyond. These activities are arranged into three interconnected focus areas: integrating climate and environmental risks in our programmes, reducing the ICRC’s environmental footprint, and conducting policy and legal development and engagement on climate and the environment.