Waste management and measuring, reverse logistics, environmentally sustainable procurement and transport, and circular economy

Project: Externally funded project

Project Details


The WREC Project seeks to reduce the adverse environmental consequences of humanitarian logistics through awareness, practical guidance, and real-time environmental expertise. The project is coordinated by the Global Logistics Cluster and supported by a coalition of humanitarian organizations - the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Save the Children International and the World Food Programme of the United Nations - with input from all Logistics Cluster partners, other humanitarian clusters, the private sector and academic partners. The Project pursues the following goals:

- The humanitarian logistics community is aware of the sector’s environmental impact and adopts a coordinated, scalable and sustainable approach to measure and reduce that impact.

- Humanitarian logistics practitioners are supported to reduce their environmental impacts from waste and transport, not only while their operations are underway but also before they have begun and after they have ended.
Short titleWREC
Effective start/end date01.01.202231.07.2022

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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