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Innovation and climate action

Climate & environment action

Climate change is arguably one of the defining challenges of our time. Certainly, in the displacement-affected areas in which DRC works, climate change and environmental degradation not only potentially accelerate localized conflict over natural resources, but also deepen vulnerabilities as livelihoods or living conditions erode. Climate change and environmental degradation are a threat multiplier for displaced people. Therefore, DRC is committed to taking action!

Watch this video on DRC's climate action:

21 May 2024

Q&A on the flooding status of Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya

21 May 2024

Q&A on the flooding status of Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya

10 Apr 2024

Climate change, water shortages, and the vital role of extending essential services

08 Apr 2024

Driving Positive Change through Sustainable Initiatives

17 Mar 2024

Solar Streams: Transforming Water Access in Khirbit Ghazaleh Using Renewable Energy

06 Feb 2024

A Day of Disaster & a Year of Challenges

07 Nov 2023

Partnership: Danish Refugee Council (DRC) enters partnership with Response Innovation Lab (RIL)

29 Sep 2023

Afghanistan: Building rural resilience to cope with climate change

29 Sep 2023

Kosovo: Vulnerable populations at risk from effects of climate change

29 Sep 2023

Poland: Reducing the carbon footprint of DRC operations

15 Sep 2023

DRC Danish Refugee Council responds to the devastating storm and subsequent flooding in Northeast Libya

12 Sep 2023

Reaction to the deadly storm in Eastern Libya

30 Aug 2023

Agri-Tech Solutions for Better Climate Resilience in Displacement Affected Areas in Iraq

22 Aug 2023

Fair recycling: A plastic recycling ecosystem in Kenya

22 Aug 2023

The scoping forestry project

01 Jun 2023

Yemen - Piloting Biogas as a Source of Clean Energy and Fertilizer in Partnership with Yemini Social Enterprise

30 May 2023

Repeated Climate-shocks shatter the resilience of communities in Ethiopia

25 Apr 2023

DRC is dedicated to the environmental protection

01 Apr 2023

Promoting Climate Change Adaptation & Resilient Practices in Southern Coastal Areas in Bangladesh

06 Mar 2023

Identifying Natural Hazards and Impacts on Displacement Affected Communities Linked to Climate Change in West Africa

28 Feb 2023

Economic and environmental well-being via garment recycling

15 Jan 2023

Mainstreaming Environmental Approach in DRC's Livelihoods Strategy

01 Dec 2022

Climate resilience building of at-risk communities in Khulna district in Bangladesh

13 Oct 2022

Energy and Environment Programme in Tanzania: Boosting Resilience of People and the Forest

17 Aug 2022

DRC launches new efforts to address climate related displacement

05 Jul 2022

DRC Burundi: Partnering with Nature and People to Find the Solutions + Learning Brief

10 May 2022

DRC sets ambitious target: Reducing 50% of our carbon emissions by 2030

20 Mar 2022

Iraqi Water Week (14-22 March): Iraq’s water situation continues to deteriorate, with devastating impacts on lives and livelihoods for thousands of Iraqis

16 Mar 2022

Practicing Regenerative Resilience of Agroecosystems - training video

30 Nov 2021

Reframing mixed migration: MMC launches the Mixed Migration Review 2021

24 Nov 2020

Former DRC Country Director becomes permaculture farmer – David Kang’ethe

20 Oct 2020

Yemeni communities becoming resilient one seed at a time

20 Oct 2020

Localizing regenerative solutions in Tanzania

20 Oct 2020

Climate resilience among Rohingya refugees and their host communities

We created a catalogue of selected DRC initiatives about our climate and environment action!
Green Catalogue

We created a catalogue of selected DRC initiatives about our climate and environment action!

Climate change is a global issue that increasingly intersects with the drivers of conflict and displacement. In several regions where the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) operates, the global climate crisis presents severe challenges for the populations DRC aims to assist.

DRC has therefore committed to taking climate action across our organization, focusing on the three pillars of adaptation, mitigation and advocacy. In this Catalogue we showcase some of the DRC's Green Initiatives in the fields, encompassing a wide array of projects with varying scope, duration, funding, and focus areas.

We invite you to explore the Catalogue (below), follow the QR codes and links to learn more about the projects, and reach out to discuss new possibilities! 

Greening DRC - A catalogue of selected green initiatives

Greening DRC - A catalogue of selected green initiatives
Greening DRC - A catalogue of selected green initiatives

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We signed the Climate Charter for humanitarian NGOs and work towards our commitments!
Climate Charter

We signed the Climate Charter for humanitarian NGOs and work towards our commitments!

The recent DRC Climate and Environment Framework and the DRC Strategy 2025 define the direction for DRC in the years to come, in line with our commitments under the Climate and Environment Charter for Humanitarian Organizations. 

The Climate crisis affects all of us, but the most marginalized communities are the most affected by the consequences. Therefore, humanitarian NGOs play a key role, taking action to address the climate crisis and its effects. The Climate Charter for humanitarian NGOs intends to provide a clear vision and principles to guide humanitarian action in the face of the climate and environmental crises.

Have a look at the Climate Charter on climate-charter.org

Climate Action all around DRC

DRCs Climate and Environment Actions

At DRC we are taking climate and environmental actions within the the three core pillars of our Climate and Environment Framework:

These three pillars shape our response to the climate and environment crises and their interaction with forced displacement.

Further, resilience to climate shocks, environmental degradation and displacement is often very low in fragile and conflict-affected contexts, and disproportionately affects the world’s most vulnerable.

In this context, the relationship between climate change, conflict, poverty, and persecution greatly increases the complexity of humanitarian crises, refugee emergencies, as well as protracted displacement situations. In effect, the climate lens is becoming increasingly important for a humanitarian organization like DRC.

It is our priority to address climate change and environmental degradation systematically and ambitiously across the organisation. DRC becomes a key advocate and stakeholder for people affected by displacement in the humanitarian sector.

/  Lillah Emmik Sørensen, Global Climate and Environment Advisor

Framework on Climate Change and Environment


Framework on climate change and environment
Framework on climate change and environment

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Climate and Environmental Performance Report
Climate and Environmental Performance Report

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