Kühne Foundation - HELP Logistics

How can we reduce the environmental footprint of humanitarian supply chains?

The Center for Humanitarian Logistics and Regional Development (CHORD) and UNFPA present their research findings in a live session organised by the Logistics Cluster.

Humanitarian operations result in a significant environmental footprint, with an impact at both the global and local levels. In the face of today’s climate and environmental crises, and following the “do no harm” principle, understanding and reducing aid’s environmental footprint is an urgent task. The Center for Humanitarian Logistics and Regional Development (CHORD) joined forces with UNFPA to evaluate how UNFPA’s humanitarian supply chain is impacting the environment. Together, they analysed where in UNFPA’s end-to-end supply chain most greenhouse gas emissions are embedded. They also identified the most important sources of waste for UNFPA, which can be generally applied to the whole sector.
CHORD and UNFPA will jointly present key research outcomes in a session organised by the Global Logistics Cluster. They will also present an overview of how UNFPA and the wider humanitarian community can reduce their carbon and waste footprint, mainly through supply chain management.
The session will take place on Friday, August 26 at 10 am CET. Register to join the live virtual discussion by registering through the following LinkedIn event:

Connection details will be shared with registrants prior to the event.
About CHORD:
CHORD is a research centre that was established jointly by HELP Logistics and the Kühne Logistics University. CHORD’s objective is to analyse and strengthen supply chains in humanitarian and development contexts.
CHORD aims to bring together the best of two worlds by combining top-class academic research and education with operational training and consulting excellence. The centre is backed up by extensive outreach and field presence through four regional HELP offices and forms a unique offering in the humanitarian and development sector.
For more information on CHORD, visit: www.the-klu.org/chord

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