Manual or guideline

Guidance on the Operationalisation of the Minimum Environmental Requirements and Recommendations for Eu-Funded Humanitarian Aid Operations

Author: European Commission, DG ECHO

Year: 2022

The minimum environmental requirements and recommendations were developed to address negative environmental impacts related to humanitarian responses at a project level, hence they should be considered field-based greening approaches. DG ECHO will apply a ‘mainstreaming’ approach, meaning that environmental impacts should be mitigated across sectors, projects and programmes and not implemented as stand-alone or parallel actions to the response activities. Climate change adaptation and resilience building are not the core focus of this Guidance. While climate change can precipitate environmental degradation and environmental degradation can worsen climate change, the measures to adapt to the impacts of climate change are not interchangeable with the measures to reduce carbon footprint or protect the environment.

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