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Climate & environment action

Climate Advocacy

DRC aims to act as a voice of displaced people, with a focus on supporting and encouraging duty-bearers to protect displaced people’s rights. The vision of this pillar is to ensure that the humanitarian impacts of climate change on displaced persons and host communities are both well understood and reflected in policy and practice, including in budgetary allocations, and that climate financing is proportional to the challenge. This pillar also seeks to ensure that DRC is proactively contributing to the generation of evidence on the nexus between climate change, conflict, environmental degradation and displacement.

Working towards more evidence and advocacy for climate change
Producing Evidence

Working towards more evidence and advocacy for climate change

DRC is striving towards being a key advocate and stakeholder for people affected by displacement in the humanitarian sector. As such, DRC is contributing to evidence production on the climate change nexus.

Have a look at DRC's Global Event in 2020, which was about Climate change consequences for the humanitarian sector

DRCs Global Event 2020 on climate change

Read a report on ODI's website

Addressing protection risks in a climate-changed world: Challenges and opportunities

Read a report on SEI's website

Exploring the Environment Conflict-Migration Nexus in Asia

Relevant research from the Mixed Migration Center
Mixed Migration Center

Relevant research from the Mixed Migration Center

MMC is a global network engaged in data collection, research, analysis, and policy and programmatic development on mixed migration, with regional hubs hosted in DRC regional offices in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America, and a small global team in Geneva.

How do climate change and environmental stressors contribute to migration and displacement in West and North Africa? This MMC paper reviews the state-of-the-art on environmental change and migration outcomes with a regional focus.

MMC undertook research on climate and mobility within the EU-Horn of Africa Migration Route Initiative with the aim to better understand not only the links between climate change and mobility in Khartoum Process countries, but also to gain an understanding of current activities relating to climate mobility. 

The poorest in society are not the ones causing climate change, but they are the ones that will most lose out. Their voices must be heard, and governments and aid actors need to be accountable in ensuring equitable access to essential services, otherwise we risk further displacement and families who will find it even harder to make ends meet or have even a basic standard of living.

/  Matthew Hemsley, Regional Advocacy Manager Middle East

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