About GRRT

The GRRT is a toolkit and training program designed to increase awareness and knowledge of environmentally responsible disaster response approaches. Although disasters wreak havoc, the rebuilding efforts that follow represent a significant and important opportunity to restore communities in a more environmentally and socially responsible way. Humanitarians, conservation practitioners, government officials, local communities, and donor organizations can take steps to ensure communities prepare for disasters and build back safer by actively addressing environmental sustainability, reducing risk and vulnerability to future disasters, and adapting to the effects of our changing climate.

Green Recovery News & Info

 
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Timber Procurement Guidance Note for Haiti

Sourcing of timber for transitional and permanent shelters is a key environmenta...READ MORE
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Chile Earthquake 2010: Key Environmental Issues

Environmental lessons learned from GRRT training during Chile response. READ MORE
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Further Integrating the Environment and Humanitarian Action

Discussion paper to develop a plan to in...READ MORE
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WWF Nepal Publishes Country-Specific Building Materials Guide

Selecting and using building materials i...READ MORE
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Natural Security: Protected Places and Hazard Mitigation

The 5th volume in the WWF series for the Arguments for Protection project.READ MORE
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GRRT Summary in Spanish

Summary of key principles in GRRT training program. READ MORE
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Pakistan Flood 2011: Key Environmental Issues

Environmental lessons learned from GRRT training during Pakistan response. READ MORE
 

GRRT Training Modules

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Module A

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Module A

Opportunities for Green Recovery and Reconstruction

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Opportunities for Green Recovery and Reconstruction

Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation

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Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation

Environmental Impact Assessment Tools and Techniques

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Environmental Impact Assessment Tools and Techniques

Green Guide to Strategic Site Selection and Development

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Green Guide to Strategic Site Selection and Development

Green Guide to Materials and the Supply Chain

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Green Guide to Materials and the Supply Chain

Green Guide to Construction

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Green Guide to Construction

Green Guide to Water and Sanitation

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Green Guide to Water and Sanitation

Green Guide to Livelihoods

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Green Guide to Livelihoods

Green Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction

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Green Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction

Greening Organizational Operations

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Greening Organizational Operations

History

AMERICAN RED CROSS & WWF PARTNERSHIP

After the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the American Red Cross and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) formed an innovative, five-year partnership to help ensure that the recovery efforts of the American Red Cross did not have unintended negative effects on the environment.

GRRT DEVELOPMENT

The GRRT was informed by the experiences in this partnership as well as over 30 international authors and experts who have contributed to its content. Participating organizations include International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Oxfam, World Vision, RedR, United Nations Environment Programme, International Union for Conservation of Nature, CARE, Danish Refugee Council, U.S. Agency for International Development, Save the Children, Sphere, and Tearfund among others.

THE GRRT APPROACH

The environmental expertise of WWF combined with the humanitarian aid expertise of the American Red Cross, allowed the partnership to work across the tsunami-affected region to ensure that the recovery programs included environmentally responsible considerations, which are critical for a long-lasting recovery for communities.The GRRT was originally pilot tested in Indonesia and Sri Lanka, and has since been used in Chile, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Nepal, Pakistan, China, and Thailand.

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