Tearfund UK Climate Charter Annual Report 21_22
|Tearfund Targets (Sept 2021- Sept 2022)
|1||Step up our response to growing humanitarian needs and help people adapt to the impacts of the climate and environmental crises||1a) Introduce Thinking Beyond Response guide* to new staff and teams, and encourage relevant colleagues across the organisation to use it.
*guide to support the application of environmental and economic sustainability principles to humanitarian contexts and emergency response.
|September 2024, with annual review|
|1b) Design simplified environmental assessment tool, to prompt environmental considerations in rapid onset emergency response.||January 2022|
|1c) Test the use of environmental assessment tools in 5 countries and share learnings||September 2023, with review September 2022|
|1d) Ensure environmental consideration practices are integrated into programme design processes (e.g. PDA toolkit)||September 2022|
|2||Maximize the environmental sustainability of our work and rapidly reduce our greenhouse gas emissions||2a) Ensure accountability mechanisms (such as ‘Walk the Talk’ group) are functioning well to ensure ongoing commitment to our environmental policy.||Ongoing, with review September 2022|
|2b) Offset all emissions, with the aim of becoming carbon neutral (based on reasonable estimates where data is unavailable)||Ongoing, with review September 2022|
|2c) Reduce flights from the UK by 30% (from the 2019/20 baseline)||April 2023|
|2d) Continue research efforts to improve knowledge of Tearfund’s emissions and address data gaps, focusing on flight, fleet and electricity in country offices.||Ongoing, with review September 2022|
|3||Embrace the leadership of local actors and communities||3a) Start working with 19 Movement Building Allies||2021/22|
|4||Increase our capacity to understand climate and environmental risks and develop evidence-based solutions||4a) Improve staff understanding of climate and environmental risks in humanitarian response, including developing an environmental component to our internal ‘Humanitarian Learning Pathway’.||September 2022|
|5||Work collaboratively across the humanitarian sector and beyond to strengthen climate and environmental action||5a) Continue active engagement with external networks, including DEC, ICVA and EHA.||Ongoing, with review September 2022|
|6||Use our influence to mobilize urgent and more ambitious climate action and environmental protection||6a) See 25 pro-poor public policies and practices changed (including those relating to climate, waste, clean energy and environment)||April 2022|