Environment and climate change  :

Main Goal:

Environmental protection and mitigation of climate change impacts

Objectives:

  • Raising environmental awareness: Raising awareness on environmental and climate change issues is important to stimulate action to protect the environment, and achieving this objective includes education and guidance for the public.
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions: This objective aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions such as carbon dioxide and methane by improving energy efficiency and increasing the use of renewable sources of energy.
  • Biodiversity conservation: This objective aims to preserve a variety of organisms and ecosystems, reduce species extinction and conserve important ecosystems
  • Conservation of natural resources: This includes preserving fresh water, arable soil and forests and contributing to avoiding unsustainable depletion of natural resources
  • Promoting sustainable development: This objective aims to promote development methods that take into account environmental, economic and social factors together, with a view to meeting the needs of present generations without affecting future generations’ ability to meet their needs
  • Infrastructure adaptation: Developing and strengthening infrastructure to adapt to expected impacts of climate change, such as strengthening sanitation systems, water supply and sanitation systems, development of irrigation and agricultural drainage systems and energy supply systems.

Sectoral interventions:

HDC Will play a crucial role in environmental protection efforts by advocating for policies, raising awareness, conducting research, and implementing on-the-ground initiatives. Their interventions often complement government actions and provide a more agile and flexible approach to addressing environmental challenges. Here are some interventions and activities will focus on by HDC:

Advocacy and Lobbying: Lobbying for the adoption and implementation of environmentally friendly policies and regulations at local, and international levels. Influencing decisions related to environmental issues through advocacy campaigns.

Public Awareness and Education: Running educational programs and campaigns to inform the public about environmental issues and solutions. Organizing workshops, seminars, and public events to promote environmental awareness and action.

Wildlife and Habitat Conservation: Establishing and managing conservation projects and wildlife reserves. Protecting and restoring critical habitats for endangered species.

Reforestation and Afforestation: Initiating tree-planting campaigns to combat deforestation and restore ecosystems. Promoting sustainable forestry practices and responsible land use.

Waste Reduction and Recycling: Implementing recycling initiatives and waste reduction campaigns. Organizing community clean-up events and litter prevention programs.

Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation: Promoting renewable energy sources and energy efficiency. Supporting climate-resilient agriculture and sustainable land use practices.

Community Engagement and Empowerment: Working with local communities to involve them in environmental protection efforts. Empowering communities to address environmental challenges in their regions.

HDC often collaborate with universities, other NGOs, private sector, and communities to create synergistic efforts aimed at preserving the environment and promoting sustainability. Their work is essential in addressing complex and interconnected environmental challenges.