HD fully considers climate change as a threat to global security and a driver of conflicts.

HD is committed to reducing any negative environmental impacts of our operations and aims to ensure climate and environmental commitments become an integral part of our day-to-day activities.

HD’s capacity to maintain a rapid, flexible and efficient response in pursuit of our mission to prevent, resolve and mitigate armed conflicts is an essential part of our operational model.

At the same time, we take seriously the importance and long-term benefits of becoming a more environmentally sustainable organisation.

That is why HD has developed an Environmental Policy and takes concrete action to help reduce the organisation’s climate and environmental footprint.

To compensate for our unavoidable CO2 emissions, HD has adopted an institutional carbon offset programme, signing a partnership with the Swiss-based organisation myclimate.

As one of the world’s leaders in voluntary CO₂ ​compensation, the myclimate initiative comes with the highest available standards and verifications globally.

HD is also a member of 2050Today, a climate action initiative of institutions based in Geneva to tackle climate change by measurably reducing GHG emissions.

Climate change and environmental degradation also act as conflict drivers and reduce the chances for sustainable peace, which HD is addressing with our growing Environmental Peacemaking portfolio.

Our approach tackles the climate-driven aspects of conflict at local, national, regional and international levels.

HD works to broaden dialogue about climate change and conflict and to integrate environmental issues into the overall mediation process to produce outcomes that are positive for peace and the environment.

Please get in touch to learn more about HD’s Environmental Policy and Environmental Peacemaking programme.