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Environment and Disaster Management – Investigation of Environmental Issues in Cash Transfer Programming

Case Study

The last decade has shown an increasing number of humanitarian agencies to adopt cash transfer programming (CTP). There is however limited knowledge concerning the environmental issues related to this practice. The UNEP/OCHA Joint Environment Unit (JEU), Global Shelter Cluster (GSC) Environment Community of Practice (ECoP) and the Cash Working Group (CWG) are therefore collaborating with students at the London School of Economics (LSE) to learn more about CTP environmental implications in a project titled “Looking through an environmental lens: Implications and opportunities associated with Cash Transfer Programming in humanitarian response”. The students are researching the environmental implications and opportunities associated with CTP being used at a greater scale, specifically in shelter and settlement programs issues that must be considered in relation to humanitarian principles such as “do no harm” and “build back safer”.

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