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Good morning, this is Irene. Today we’re covering the launch of a Geneva-based initiative on a quest to help humanitarian organisations drastically cut their carbon emissions.

We’re also looking at the Taliban’s claim that it has defeated the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan and a study that indicates that the Sinovac booster shot is effective against the Delta variant.

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Irene Velicer


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Red Cross workers deliver water purification kits in Caracas, Venezuela, in 2019. Global aid organisations like the ICRC have worldwide operations that produce their fareshare of carbon emissions. A new Geneva-based initiative is helping them decarbonise. (Credit: Keystone/EPA/Miguel Gutierrez)

Lift-off for the Climate Action Accelerator. The Geneva-based initiative will help humanitarian organisations to halve their carbon footprint by 2030. Its director and founder, Bruno Jochum, emphasised humanitarian organisations’ power to “trigger a domino effect” and lead by example (even considering that their footprint is not the largest). The accelerator also publishes tools and materials on its website to make it easier for any organisation to follow suit.

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