The International Development and Environment Nexus: Greening Humanitarian Interventions

Oreoluwa Joda

Citation: Oreoluwa Joda, ​The International Development and Environment Nexus: Greening Humanitarian Interventions​, Global Affairs Review, No. 1, Vol. 1, Fall/Winter 2020.

doi: 10.51330/gar.0020118

ISSN: 2660-6968

date: December 15, 2020

Abstract:

Mainstreaming the environment in humanitarian interventions has become crucial today, resulting from the direct and indirect impacts of climate change across the globe. Conflicts, emergencies, and disasters affect the environment in ways that influence the health, livelihoods, and long-term vulnerability of people and regions. This paper explores the intersectionality between international development and the environment. It highlights the various ways in which the environment can be mainstreamed in humanitarian interventions. This work also examines the benefits and limitations of greening humanitarian operations and identifies some tools and resources that can be employed in greening international development efforts.