The RCRC-RSIS Climate Change, Environment and Humanitarian Action Workshop 2023 was held on 27th January. It was hosted online by the HADR Programme, NTS Centre Singapore Red Cross Society, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
The workshop brought together thirty academics and senior management from the humanitarian community in Southeast Asia to examine climate adaptation and resilience in disaster, conflict & fragile settings. Participants also discussed the bridging of climate change, environment and humanitarian action to inform standards and target setting in the climate realities of today and tomorrow. They then shared their views on the significant role of humanitarian organisations and how the Climate and Environment Charter for Humanitarian Organisations can be used to guide humanitarian action. Several participants were from humanitarian organisations that have signed the Climate Charter and shared their approaches to implement the charter commitments. Many participants noted the significant challenges that climate change poses for the humanitarian community both in terms of their own contributions to climate change as well as climate impacts on humanitarian crises.
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