Humanitarian impact of climate change and environmental crises

Forum sessions


Climate change is a direct and existential threat to humanity and our planet; yet more needs to be done on global climate action, particularly in already vulnerable settings. By 2050, over 200 million people could need humanitarian assistance as a result of climate-related disasters and the socioeconomic impact of climate change.

This session will take stock of current and expected climate change impact on humanitarian needs and humanitarian aid operations. It will call to step up efforts to reduce the humanitarian impact of climate change notably through joint initiatives on increased preparedness, risk-informed approaches, anticipatory action and climate resilience of those most at risk.