Humanitarian organizations rely on fossil fuels. Here’s how Médecins Sans Frontières is cutting its carbon footprint down

The global humanitarian organization’s approach starts with a simple mantra: Mitigate what you can measure

Why It Matters

Humanitarian work has climate impacts. Nearly all of the transportation, logistical, and power generation required to keep a field hospital operational depends on fossil fuel use. Not addressing these issues — especially as more people suffer from the effects of climate change — is antithetical to the principles of international aid.

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