Climate change could re-shape patterns of migration and displacement. Many will be forced from their homes by disasters. Others may want to move as a way of adapting unprecedented change. We exist to protect the rights of anyone facing these circumstances. We fights for humane and empowering policies to protect people who move, and for public acceptance and support.
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Displaced by climate-related disasters in the last 7 years
Displaced by climate-related disasters last year
Disaster displacement by region
- E. Asia / Pacific 30%
- S. America / Carribean 27%
- S. Asia 21%
- Southern Africa 11%
- N. America 7%
Displaced people from the world's poorest countries
This post is based on the paper Forced Migration After Paris COP21: Evaluating the “Climate Change Displacement Coordination Facility,” by Phillip Warren in the Columbia Law Review. Phillip Warren The notion that climate change will cause extensive and largely...
Clark Gray Climate change is likely to affect human migration, but this will occur via trapping potential migrants as well as displacing them. Sea level rise, climate-related disasters and heatwaves will clearly compel some people to move as climate change unfolds,...
We are delighted to be part of IIED's event Conflict, Climate and Migration in Syria – did the media get it right? Monday 3rd October, 3.30 – 5.15pm, IIED, 80 – 86 Gray’s Inn Road, London, WC1X 8NH Email to request to attend with your name and organsiation: ...
New research linking climate and conflict might actually tell us more about colonialism New research points to a powerful link between climate change and armed conflict. It also finds that countries that are ethnically mixed are more likely to experience this kind of...
After Brexit, green organisations will inevitably do some soul searching. Most green groups backed the Remain campaign. Most of the big green organisations pointed to everything the EU has done for the environment. Others pointed to joint European action on climate...
Righting Climate Wrongs by Empowering Vulnerable Communities Joshua D. McBee Climate change is unfairly burden poorer countries and wealthy countries that have contributed the most tend to be affected the least. The responsibility for addressing the crisis is...
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Iraqi children look out at the sunset over the Bamarne informal camp for Internally Displaced Persons, in northern Iraq. Andrew McConnell/Panos for DFID. From Flickr. (CC BY-NC 2.0)