Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Weeks
HNPW 2024 (29 April - 10 May 2024)

Session title: Missing pieces in a warming world: climate change information and analysis gaps and solutions for the humanitarian sector
Organizer(s): ACAPS
8 May 24 09:00-10:30   (Pleniere B)

Climate change has become one of the main drivers of humanitarian needs worldwide. Informed decision-making, supported by scientific evidence and data, is essential for designing climate-sensitive humanitarian programmes, effectively allocating resources and prioritizing interventions. However, lack of data and the need for better collection and analysis of climate risk information, are mentioned among the main challenges humanitarian actors face in implementing the commitments of the Climate Charter. This is particularly true for Commitment 1: to enhance the response to growing humanitarian needs and support adaptation to climate and environmental crises.

During the session, ACAPS will guide an interactive discussion around the climate change information and analysis gaps faced by humanitarian practitioners and decision-makers. The session aims to answer the following questions: What are the main information and data gaps that prevent humanitarian actors from implementing climate risk-informed programming? How can the gap between the scientific sector and the humanitarian sector be bridged when it comes to making climate analysis accessible? How can we ensure climate data and analysis becomes accessible to local actors?

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