4 Strengthening disaster laws
Proposed Evaluation Criteria :
The signatory will have identified the greenhouse gas emissions of the German Red Cross National Headquarter and agreed on a policty and a list of measures to be taken to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of the German Red Cross National Headquarters.
WIthin three years after signing this pledge the signatory will have carried out 75% of the identified measures, reduced its carbonfootprint significantly compared to 2011 and will promote good practices which sow how to reduce CO2 emissions in different German Red Cross properties.
The signatory will train all national staff and and delegates of the German Red Cross international department about future climate risks in the different project regions and on how to mainstream climate change adaptation into disaster risk reduction programmes.
Within three years after signing this pledge the German Red Cross will have integrated the climate change related hazards into all international disaster risk reduction programmes (project concepts and implementation plans).
The signaotyr will provide information about the implementation of the pledge to the International Conference 2015 by presenting a report.
Pledge text :
The German Red Cross will actively contribute towards climate change mitigation and climate change adaptation. The German Red Cross will develop and implement climate change mitigation policy for the German Red Cross National Headquarters in Berlin with the main objective to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of the headquarters significantly compared to 2011. We will actively contribute to raise awareness of our employees and volunteers on energy saving, carry out climate change mitigation (CO2 reduction) measures and collect best practices examples.
The German Red Cross will also mainstream climate change adaptation into its international development cooperation. We will identify and integrate climate change related risks into all our disaster risk reduction programmes with the intention to strengthen the project designs and to strengthen the resilience of the most vulnerable communities regarding future climate change hazards. We are convinced that communities at risk have to be strengthened in their traditional coping mechanisms.
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