Climate Change, displacement and Poznan
The Climate Change Summit in Poznan kicked off yesterday, with a side event on climate change and displcement hosted by the UNHCR planned for Monday 08 December. There are currently no agenda or papers online, but the description from the Poznan side event site says the following:
Climate change, migration and forced displacement: the new humanitarian frontier?
Climate change is projected to add to the scale and complexity of human mobility. What instruments/tools are available to the international community to meet this new humanitarian challenge? Will new tools and paradigms be needed to address large-scale internal displacement and cross-border flows?
I look forward receiving reports from this session and I promise to post it here as soon as I have something.
The increased interest for climate change and displacement is resulting in more and more written contributions in the area. This week I stumbled upon a few more web sites and articles related to the issue.
- The UNHCR published in October a policy paper on Climate change, natural disasters and human displacement: a UNHCR perspective. They also have a very good web site with an overview of many papers on the issue.
- Forced Migration Review dedicated its October Issue to Climate Change and Displacement. It contains many interesting articles on the issue.
- Mikhail Gorbachev’s Green Cross Australia branch have dedicated quite a lot space on their site, publishing many interesting articles on the topic.