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CVA, Climate & Environment Community of Practice: A greener response?

Mitigating the environmental impacts of CVA

January 2024

The Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA), Environment, and Climate Change Community of Practice (CoP), chaired by the CALP Network, relaunched in January 2024 as a platform to help explore the potential role of CVA in addressing climate change and environmental degradation.  

This first webinar focused on mitigation of the impacts of CVA on the climate and environment.  It featured different perspectives on greening humanitarian action and measuring the environmental footprint of CVA, including research analysing the carbon footprint of MEBs. Presentations and discussion identified opportunities and challenges, exploring how humanitarian practitioners can be more proactive in planning and implementing programming that is effective in meeting the needs of recipients, while contributing to the fight against environmental losses and climate change.  

You can access the recording and presentation slide decks through the links below. The agenda and presenters were as follows: 

Introducing the CoP and summary presentation of SOWC main findings on CVA and climate :

  • Ruth McCormack – CALP technical advisor (co-lead on CVA, climate and environment) 
  • Céline Sinitzky Billard – CALP technical advisor (co-lead on CVA, climate and environment) 



  • Clara Setiawan – ICRC, Global CVA lead 

Watch the recording below or on YouTube: