2050Today Members

HD – Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue

Signatory institution of the 2050Today Charter

Contribution to climate action

The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) is a non-profit organisation with the mission to help prevent, mitigate and resolve armed conflict through dialogue and mediation. It was founded on the principles of humanity, impartiality and independence, and strives towards  comprehensive and inclusive peace agreements that reduce the human suffering caused by war and create the conditions for stability and development.

HD’s Environmental Policy

HD fully considers climate change as a threat to global security and a driver of conflicts. HD is committed to reducing any negative environmental impacts of our operations and aims to ensure climate and environmental commitments become an integral part of our day-to-day activities.

HD’s capacity to maintain a rapid, flexible and efficient response in pursuit of our mission to prevent, resolve and mitigate armed conflicts is an essential part of our operational model.

At the same time, we take seriously the importance and long-term benefits of becoming a more environmentally sustainable organisation.

That is why HD has developed an Environmental Policy and takes concrete action to help reduce the organisation’s climate and environmental footprint.

Thematic actions

Biodiversity

HD is located in a protected park owned by the City of Geneva.

Energy

Discussions are ongoing with our host, the City of Geneva, to have a heat pump installed, increase the energetic envelope of the office, and have solar panels installed on our roof.

Food

HD sources locally produced food for its Swiss meetings and if possible vegetarian meals.

Mobility

HD has adapted its travel policy to encourage environmentally friendly forms of travel and commuting. To compensate for our unavoidable CO2 emissions, HD has adopted an institutional carbon offset program, signing a partnership with the Swiss-based organization myclimate.

As one of the world’s leaders in voluntary CO₂ ​compensation, the myclimate initiative comes with the highest available standards and verifications globally.

Sustainable IT

HD is doing it’s best to use the most efficient equipment and recycling of IT items.

Waste management

HD contacted companies to recycle paper and glass. Domestic waste is taken care of locally in Geneva.

The carbon footprint is currently being calculated and will soon be available here.