Danish Refugee Council


The recent DRC Climate and Environment Framework and the DRC Strategy 2025 (DRC | DRC Climate Action) set the direction for DRC in the years to come in line with our commitments under the Climate and Environment Charter for Humanitarian Organizations. Three core pillars of action within our Climate and Environment Framework, each with its objective and ambitious targets shape our organizational priorities:

Adaptation in Programmatic Response

  • with the objective of strengthening the resilience of displacement-affected communities to the impact of climate change and environmental degradation.
  • Target: By 2025, climate and environmental risks will be identified and managed across all our programs and humanitarian operations in a strategic manner.

Mitigating DRC’s Environmental and Climate Footprint

  • with the objective of improving the climate and environment footprint of DRC’s practices by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and minimizing the negative impacts on the environment.
  • Targets: DRC aims at reducing the greenhouse emissions by 2030 with at least 50% in line with the IPCC recommendations. In order to facilitate progress reporting, all DRC country operations will establish a baseline using 2019 carbon emissions data and develop individual reduction action plans by the latest in 2025. The country operations will implement the reduction action plans in different pace and achieve results in line with individual planning.

Advocacy for Displaced Persons in the Context of Climate Change

  • with the objective of supporting the rights of displaced persons affected by climate change addressing climate related protection needs.
  • Targets: By 2025, DRC is a leading advocate for displaced persons in the context of climate change and collaborates with climate experts, humanitarian and development agencies and others to ensure that displacement responses stand on solid analysis and evidence of linkages between climate change, environment and displacement.