Protecting and promoting environmental sustainability – an urgent global imperative
For a global humanitarian actor such as GOAL, this imperative is even more compelling due to the devastating and disproportionate impact of environmental degradation on the communities with whom we work. According to the UN, the effects of the climate emergency could push more than 130 million into poverty by 2031.
This policy and its associated Environmental Policy Implementation Framework seeks to minimise our organizational impact on the fragile environments in which we work and contribute to a reduction of risks associated with climate change. It also demonstrates GOAL’s commitment to respect and positively respond to the local environmental contexts in which we work and our commitment to work in partnership with communities in this important effort.