The current climate emergency requires immediate and drastic action. The IPCC 1.5°C Special Report clearly states that global climate neutrality has to be reached by 2050 to avoid irreversible effects and that a collective effort from all sectors of economy and society is needed. Where many initiatives are targeting the for profit sector, much is still to be done to improve development cooperation and humanitarian organisations’ climate footprint and enhance their contribution in promoting climate action all over the world: the role that NGDOs have in promoting climate actions’ mainstreaming at organisational level, community level and institutional level has a great potential that (e)mission (im)possible wishes to build up.
What do we want to achieve?
To enhance the sector potential and its leadership in climate action, (e)mission (im)possible wants to develop Higher Education qualifications in the field of climate action among development cooperation and humanitarian’s future and current professionals.
In particular, (e)mission (im)possible aims to:
Enhance the ability of Higher Education Institutions (HEI), development cooperation and humanitarian aid and climate organisations to train and further develop qualifications on climate action
Build key climate competences enabling professionals to become true agents of change through climate action.
(e)mission (im)possible is addressed to:
Students, volunteers and unemployed or not yet employed development cooperation and humanitarian aid’s professionals
Staff and professionals of development cooperation and humanitarian aid sector
Academics, teachers and universities’ departments from the development cooperation and humanitarian aid sector
Academics, experts and NGOs/grassroots workers from the climate and environmental field
Local, national and european institutions
Activities in a nutshell:
Climate neutrality training scheme
(e)mission (im)possible training scheme “on the job” aims to build organisations staff’s competencies in climate action and provide key tools for action: a climate impact calculation tool and a handbook on transformative climate action strategy to help organisations build climate action strategies.