Action contre la Faim is organising a round table on 14 June 2019 to discuss the link between NGO and Climate Change, and more particularly how humanitarian organisations are now responding to the challenges of global warming and the collapse of biodiversity – from both an operational and advocacy perspective. For example, how can we overcome the opposition between “saving lives here and now” and “protecting the future of the planet and future lives”?

Climate change is profoundly affecting existing systems, including the humanitarian world. How to overcome the opposition between the imperative of emergency and the imperative of the long term? Can environmental ethics and humanitarian ethics work together?

These are exciting discussions, which are being led by several speakers, including Samantha Brangeon, Groupe URD’s environmental referent, who will also be on the agenda of the next Autumn Universities of Humanitarian Aid, to be held in September 2019 in Plaisians.