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ENVIRONMENT AND HUMANITARIAN ACTION: INCREASING EFFECTIVENESS, SUSTAINABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY

Environment/OCHA Joint Unit with the support of the Government of Finland, examined the state of integration of environmental considerations in the global humanitarian system and defined collective action to improve the effectiveness, accountability and sustainability of humanitarian preparedness and response in the future.

The study found that there is still a critical lack of systematic mainstreaming of environment, which undermines the life-saving prerogative of humanitarian action. There is an urgent need to address this at global system, field and donor policy levels and recommendations of the study are based on these three tiers. Implementing these recommendations will both increase aid effectiveness and accountability and play a central role in a transformational shift towards a more anticipatory model of humanitarian response in the future.