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25 May 2022

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Following a disaster, there is often a critical need to rebuild homes, schools, hospitals, and other infrastructure. The WWF Environment and Disaster Management program supports the integration of environmentally responsible approaches to shelter design, planning, and operations to reduce risk and vulnerability and maximize the impact of shelter assistance.

The Environment and Disaster Management team welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in support of the Global Shelter Cluster (GSC) Environment Community of Practice (ECoP).

The goal of the GSC ECoP is to mobilize and advance efforts toward a more climate-informed and environmentally responsible humanitarian response in the aftermath of disasters. The ECoP’s work includes technical support on environmental issues, guidance on impact and assessment tools, advice on policy, and shared learnings to adapt and advance practices.

The GSC ECoP benefits from the generous contributions of DG-ECHO and USAID-BHA

To connect with the GSC ECoP, send us an email at [email protected].

Learn more about the Global Shelter Cluster Environment Community of Practice.


Updates

War in Ukraine: Shelter and Environmental Considerations — March 2022

Volcanic Eruption in Saint Vincent: Rapid Environmental Assessment — May 2021

Resources

Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal: Environmental Good Practices — June 2022

Session Summary: Ukraine, Environment, and Humanitarian Assistance — May 2022

Shelter Methodology for the Assessment of Carbon

Comparative Studies of the Environmental Impact of Emergency Shelter Models in the Sahel Region