In September 2022 and April 2023, the WREC Project launched two surveys to capture the needs of humanitarian partners to reduce the environmental impacts associated with humanitarian response, understanding:

  1. Which ‘low hanging fruits’ – short term, immediate solutions – are adopted by humanitarians and can be scaled up;
  2. Which areas of intervention can produce the greatest environmental benefits across humanitarian supply chains;
  3. Which knowledge gaps need to be addressed to drive long-term positive change.

This report outlines the priorities and needs across the humanitarian sector in terms of guidance and tools on: decarbonization, circular economy, reverse logistics, waste management and green procurement.