The ICRC Climate and Environment Transition Fund

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Date published
17 Jan 2022
Environment & climate, Climate Action (SDG)

People living in countries affected by conflict are among the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

Combinations of conflict, food insecurity and accelerating climate change are triggering displacement, fueling tensions and creating humanitarian needs on a massive scale. We are seeing this up close in many of the places where we work – in the Sahel, the Horn of Africa and far beyond.

On the other hand, in delivering life-saving activities, humanitarian organizations like the ICRC produce greenhouse gases, generate (sometimes hazardous) waste and consume natural resources, such as water, which add to climate and environmental problems.