Cash and voucher Assistance (CVA) has been used widely in humanitarian programs. Like all types of humanitarian operations, CVA can have environmental impacts. This includes but not limited to soil pollutions, an increase in CO2 emission, etc.
This report produced by Group URD lays out the environmental footprints and costs related to CVA as well as how can the humanitarian actors do to increase the positive impacts of CVA on the environment. It also discusses the recent efforts to adopt greener policies and strategies in the humanitarian sector and provides recommendations for organizations involved in CVA encouraging them to take environmental issues into account in their CVA programs.