New publication on the Costs of Fuelling Humanitarian Aid
Photo: A convoy of trucks delivers humanitarian aid in Jordan. Credit: Robert Arcidiacono
As humanitarian crises become more protracted and aid budgets face unprecedented scrutiny, agencies could save millions by switching from diesel and oil fuels to cleaner energy sources, according to a new report from Chatham House for the Moving Energy Initiative.
The research paper offers the first ever assessment of energy use by humanitarian organizations and concludes that despite the essential role of energy in humanitarian action, and the UN´s stated commitment to carbon neutrality by 2020, to date there is no concerted effort to move away from fossil fuels.
You can access the full publication published by the Moving Energy Initiative here.