The Environment and Humanitarian Action (EHA) Network is an informal network aiming to avoid, minimize, or mitigate environmental impacts of humanitarian action and to promote environmentally responsible humanitarian programming through collaboration and cooperation. It was established in 2013 with the objective to mainstream environmental considerations in humanitarian action.
The EHA network seeks to mitigate environmental impacts during humanitarian response and to promote environmentally responsible humanitarian programming. Network members jointly work to advance humanitarian policy, strengthen knowledge on EHA, conduct advocacy and provide technical support to humanitarian operations.
The work submitted by EHA network members is published to EHA Connect, a free website which contains key resources related to the integration of environmental considerations into humanitarian action.
People can join the network on individual or institutional basis. The network holds meetings approximately every three months as well as one annual face-to-face meeting in connection with the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week of the Leading Edge Programme. If you are interested to learn more or to join the network, please contact the UNEP/OCHA Joint Environment Unit and read the TORs – Environment and Humanitarian Action Network.
The EHA network currently consists of about 170 individual members and has been officially endorsed by 10 institutions:
- BRE Trust
- Conflict and Environment Observatory (CEOBS),
- the Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies
- Groupe URD
- the HALO Trust
- International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
- the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology/ MAP-AQ Project
- Save the Children International
- Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
- the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)