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Signatures

All humanitarian organizations are invited to sign the Charter. This page is updated regularly with Charter signatories and their public commitments (when ready).

Signatory Statement before COP26

On October 20th, 2021, Charter signatories released the following statement to decision-makers gathering at COP26 in Glasgow.

“Today’s climate and environmental crises threaten the survival of humanity. All dimensions of our lives are affected, from our physical and mental health to our food, water and economic security. While the crises are impacting everyone, those who have contributed least to the problem are hit hardest – and it is only getting worse.”

Climate and Environment Charter for Humanitarian Organizations

The latest scientific evidence, including the most recent IPCC report, reconfirms the truth of these words. Our planet is in a period of accelerating climate and environmental crises, the effects of which are being felt by all of us. As humanitarian organizations we see this every day in our work.

As the world prepares to come together for COP26 in Glasgow this November, we urge negotiators to bear in mind the humanitarian consequences of their decisions. Climate-related disasters have nearly doubled in the past 20 years and weather-related hazards are now the number one driver of internal displacement, affecting most notably the poorest and most marginalised people. The climate crisis is adding an additional layer of stress to humanitarian organizations that are already stretched thinner than ever before. Urgent and ambitious action is needed to cut greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to rising risks, so that we can avert the most disastrous consequences on people and the environment. Without ambitious climate action, humanitarian organizations will struggle to respond to increasing needs.

Even in the best-case scenarios over the coming years, we know that a certain amount of climate change and environmental degradation is set to occur, and that their humanitarian consequences are likely to increase. We must consider individual characteristics such as age, gender, and legal status, as well as structural situations that affect people’s exposure to risk, to ensure that people who are most vulnerable to those consequences receive the support they need to protect themselves and their livelihoods.

When we signed the Charter, we committed to scale up our action, reduce risks and vulnerability, and support those most at risk. We pledged to act upon local leadership and experience, to invest in durable responses, and to draw on and amplify local and indigenous knowledge. We promised to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, minimize the damage we cause to the environment, and reduce our waste, and to share information, insights, and resources so that the impact of our efforts is amplified.

We know that radical transformation is needed. We are determined to act, urgently and intentionally, and we call on everyone, across the humanitarian sector and beyond, to do the same.

 

Signed,

Signatories to the Climate and Environment Charter for Humanitarian Organizations

 

Download the statement below.

Signatories

ACTED | May 21, 2021

Action for Humanity | Nov 9, 2021

Action for Integrated Sustainable Development Association | May 23, 2021

ADRA Germany | Nov 22, 2021

Afghanaid | Jul 7, 2021

Al-Ameen for Humanitarian Support | Nov 17, 2021

All India Disaster Mitigation Institute | Oct 9, 2021

Alliance for Empowering Partnership | May 31, 2021

Alpha Team Organization | Jun 22, 2021

Al Shafaqa Institution | Jul 5, 2021

American Red Cross | Oct 8, 2021

Amity Foundation | Jul 1, 2021

Applied Research Institute-Jerusalem | Oct 27, 2021

Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network  | Sep 17, 2021

Association du Développement et de la Promotion de Droit de l’Homme | Sep 17, 2021

Association for Promotion of Sustainable Development | Jun 23, 2021

Association Mauritanienne pour le Développement et l’alphabétisation | Sep 23, 2021

Association pour la promotion des albinos au Cameroun | Jun 24, 2021

Australian Red Cross | Jun 21, 2021

Austrian Red Cross | Sep 27, 2021

Bahamas Red Cross | Sep 23, 2021

Badabon Sangho | Jun 22, 2021

Barbados Red Cross | Sep 29, 2021

Belize Red Cross Society | Sep 29, 2021

Bicosito Bangladesh Foundation (BBF) | Oct 1, 2021

Bioforce | Oct 14, 2021

Bishop Gassis Relief and Rescue Foundation | Jul 21, 2021

British Red Cross | Jun 22, 2021

Budhist Tzu Chi Foundation | Jul 6, 2021

Bulgarian Red Cross | Jun 10, 2021

Canadian Red Cross | Sep 17, 2021

CAFOD | Oct 20, 2021

CARE International | Jul 30, 2021

CARE Denmark | Nov 4, 2021

Centre Ocuménique pour la Promotion du Monde Rural (COPROMOR) | Jun 24, 2021

Chabash Health Initiative Foundation | Nov 15, 2021

Child Right and Care Organization | May 21, 2021

CHS Alliance | Jul 19, 2021

Civil Society Action Coalition on Disaster Mitigation (CSACODAM) | Jun 25, 2021

Climate Change Adaptation and Smart Actions | May 23, 2021

Community and Family Services International (CFSI) | Jul 28, 2021

Community Empowerment for Creative Innovation-Uganda (CECI) | Aug 19, 2021

Concern Worldwide | Jun 1, 2021

Coordination des Plates-Formes des actions Humanitaires et de développement (CPFON-AHDCA) | May 24, 2021

Cordaid | Jun 21, 2021

Croatian Red Cross | Oct 5, 2021

Croissant Rouge Algérien | Oct 11, 2021

Croissant Rouge marocain | Oct 8, 2021

Croix-Rouge Comorien | Oct 5, 2021

Croix-Rouge de Belgique | Sep 23, 2021

Croix-Rouge burkinabè | Oct 14, 2021

Croix Rouge du Tchad | Oct 6, 2021

Cruz Roja Boliviana | Nov 7, 2021

Cruz Roja Colombiana | Sep 10, 2021

Cruz Roja Ecuatoriana | Sep 29, 2021

Cruz Roja Hondureña | Sep 29, 2021

Cruz Roja Peruana | Jul 26, 2021

Danish Red Cross | Sep 27, 2021

Danish Refugee Council | Jun 23, 2021

Débout Kasaï Ensemble pour le Développement | Nov 17, 2021

Dominica Red Cross | Sep 28, 2021

Drones without Borders (Drones Sans Frontières) | Jun 22, 2021

Ecosystems Work for Essential Benefits (ECOWEB), Inc. | May 31, 2021

Education for All Coalition | Nov 4, 2021

Farmamundi | Sep 28, 2021

Fast Rural Development Program (FRDP) | Jul 8, 2021

Fédération Handicap International – Humanity & Inclusion | Jul 1, 2021

Finn Church Aid | Jun 7, 2021

Finnish Red Cross | May 28, 2021

Finnish Refugee Council | Jun 24, 2021

Fondation Clarina Bastia | Sep 27, 2021

Footprint Project | May 31, 2021

Foyer de Lutte Contre la Malnutrition | Sep 17, 2021

Foundation for Rural Development (FRD) | Oct 6, 2021

French Red Cross | Jun 23, 2021

Gambia Red Cross Society | Jun 23, 2021

Ganochetona Bangladesh | Jun 18, 2021

Georgia Red Cross Society | Jun 11, 2021

German Red Cross | Sep 12, 2021

Ghana Red Cross Society | Oct 13, 2021

Gipum Nanum International | Sep 27, 2021

Global Civic Sharing | Sep 23, 2021

Global Executive Leadership Initiative | Sep 23, 2021

Global Ministries, The United Methodist Church | Sep 1, 2021

Green Planet South Sudan | Oct 27, 2021

Grenada Red Cross Society | Sep 20, 2021

Groupe URD | Jun 3, 2021

HAMI (Association for the Protection of Refugee Women and Children) | Jun 25, 2021

Hellenic Red Cross | Aug 27, 2021

Hope Revival Organization | Jun 22, 2021

Hope to the Future Association | Sep 28, 2021

Human in Love | Sep 29, 2021

Humanitarian Aid International | Oct 9, 2021

InterAction | Nov 12, 2021

International Committee of the Red Cross | May 19, 2021

International Council of Voluntary Agencies | May 21, 2021

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies | May 20, 2021

International Rescue Committee | Jul 12, 2021

International Social Service | Jun 22, 2021

Iraqi Red Crescent Society | Oct 14, 2021

Irish Red Cross | Nov 10, 2021

Islamic Relief Sweden | Oct 11, 2021

Islamic Relief Worldwide | Jun 1, 2021

Italian Red Cross | Aug 4, 2021

Jesuit Refugee Service | Jun 24, 2021

John Damilola Ifesanya (JDI) Foundation | May 26, 2021

Jordan Health Aid Society International | Oct 31, 2021

Jordan Red Crescent | Oct 4, 2021

Kenya Red Cross Society | Jun 22, 2021

Kode Ti Kwa | Jun 30, 2021

Korea Food for the Hungry International | Sep 27, 2021

Korea International Volunteer Organization | Oct 8, 2021

Kulmiye Aid Foundation | Sep 22, 2021

Lebanese Red Cross | Oct 5, 2021

Lesotho Red Cross Society | Sep 22, 2021

Liberia National Red Cross Society | Oct 20, 2021

Lutheran World Federation | Sep 20, 2021

Malawi Red Cross Society | Sep 15, 2021

Maldivian Red Crescent | Jun 27, 2021

Malteser International | Nov 12, 2021

MapAction | Oct 27, 2021

Medair | Nov 16, 2021

Mercy Corps | Aug 25, 2021

Muslim Hands International | Jun 23, 2021

Nations Empowerment for Peace and Development Agency | Oct 1, 2021

NCTRC | Jun 29, 2021

New World Hope Organization (NWHO) | Jun 24, 2021

NGMV Charity | Jun 22, 2021

Nigerian Red Cross Society | Sep 17, 2021

Norwegian Church Aid | Sep 24, 2021

Norwegian People’s Aid | Nov 9, 2021

Norwegian Red Cross | Aug 17, 2021

Norwegian Refugee Council | Sep 20, 2021

Operation Save the Earth Initiative | Jun 22, 2021

Organization for Mitigation of Multiple Dimensions of Poverty (OMMDP) | Jun 25, 2021

Oxfam International | Sep 29, 2021

Palestine Red Crescent Society | Jun 24, 2021

Pentecostal Church Development and Relief Agency (PCDRA) | May 25, 2021

Philippine Red Cross | Sep 29, 2021

Plan International Inc. | Jun 30, 2021

Plan International Finland | Jul 14, 2021

Plan International Germany | Sep 27, 2021

Plan International Sweden | Oct 19, 2021

Plan International UK | Sep 23, 2021

Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH) | Jun 30, 2021

Polish Red Cross | Jun 28, 2021

Qatar Red Crescent Society | Oct 10, 2021

Raising Africa | Oct 1, 2021

Red Crescent Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran | Jun 23, 2021

Red Cross of Monaco | Jul 28, 2021

Red Cross of Montenegro | Jul 7, 2021

Refugee Welfare Association Cameroon (REWAC) | Jun 10, 2021

Relief Singapore | Sep 29, 2021

Research and Development Without Borders | Nov 16, 2021

RET International | Jul 7, 2021

RightBoot | Oct 28, 2021

Rwanga Foundation | Nov 9, 2021

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Red Cross Society | Sep 29, 2021

Save the Children | Jun 23, 2021

Settlement Services International | May 25, 2021

Sierra Leone Red Cross Society | Sep 27, 2021

ShelterBox | Oct 8, 2021

Society for the promotion of initiatives in Sustainable Development and Welfare (SOPISDEW) | Jun 24, 2021

Solidarités International | Nov 8, 2021

South Sudan Red Cross | Sep 28, 2021

Spanish Red Cross | Jul 1, 2021

Sphere | Jun 22, 2021

Stabilization.eu |  Jun 23, 20218

Suriname Red Cross Society |  Sep 27, 20218

Sustainable Environment and Ecological Development Society (SEEDS) India | Jun 29, 2021

Swedish Red Cross | Jul 15, 2021

Swiss Association for Development of Advanced Medicine Abroad (SADAMA) | Jul 1, 2021

Swiss Red Cross | Oct 19, 2021

Tamdeen Youth Foundation Yemen | Jun 22, 2021

Tearfund | Sep 30, 2021

Terre des hommes Foundation | Jul 1, 2021

Trinidad & Tobago Red Cross Society | Jul 21, 2021

Tunisian Red Crescent | Oct 11, 2021

Turkish Red Crescent Society | Jul 5, 2021

Uganda Joint Christian Council | Sep 14, 2021

Uganda Red Cross Society | Aug 10, 2021

UNHCR | Oct 27, 2021

UN OCHA | Nov 11, 2021

Ukrainian Red Cross Society | Jul 27, 2021

War Child Sweden | Sep 1, 2021

Welthungerhilfe | Jul 8, 2021

WITH | Sep 27, 2021

Women’s Refugee Commission | Oct 27, 2021

World Jewish Relief | June 23, 2021

Zimbabwe Red Cross Society | Sep 28, 2021

Supporters

Donors, relevant government agencies (such as NDMAs) and foundations that support the Charter are listed here.

Switzerland | Oct 15, 2021

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The Climate and Environment Charter is open for signature by all humanitarian organizations. Donors, relevant government agencies (such as NDMAs) and foundations wishing to show their support for the Charter may also sign using this form and will be listed as Supporters. For questions about the Charter please contact climatecharter@ifrc.org and climatecharter@icrc.org.

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