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Watch the New Displacement Solutions Film!

DS Director Addresses the Mornington Peninsula Vignerons Association

Guidance Note on Land for Climate Displaced Persons in Bangladesh

Your Chance to Help Solve Climate Displacement - One House at a Time

Watch the New Displacement Solutions Film!

DS has released a new short film drawing attention to the current effects of global warming on individuals and communities around the world. More and more people today are being displaced by changing weather patterns, rising sea levels, flooding, droughts, extreme temperatures and storms. This is not in the future, this is happening now. If we are serious about addressing climate displacement, land will need to be identified, allocated and accessed by everyone who needs it. You can help by: Sharing this video on your social networks. Advocating for the rights of climate displaced communities. Reducing your carbon footprint.   [embed width="100%" height="500"]https://www.youtube.com/embed/po0vxVNhyVk[/embed]...
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DS Director Addresses the Mornington Peninsula Vignerons Association

On 7 February 2015, the DS Director Scott Leckie addressed the Mornington Peninsula Vignerons Association (MPVA) at the 2015 Mornington Peninsula International Pinot Noir Celebration.  The speech was well-received by an audience of more than 200 winemakers from the Mornington Peninsula region and other wine-growing regions of the world. DS and the MPVA have recently entered into a partnership to tackle climate displacement throughout the world. Australia's Mornington Peninsula is not only home to a thriving winemaking region, but is also the birthplace of the Peninsula Principles on Climate Displacement Within States. Following is an excerpt from Scott Leckie's speech: Whether we like it or not, climate change will affect all of us in one way or another; and vignerons will feel the heat more than most. As the temperature climbs, growers will need to adapt their practices and harvest times, perhaps consider growing different varietals or maybe even relocating to climates more appropriate for the alchemical processes that transform mere grapes into the sacred elixir that this gathering is dedicated to exploring. As bad as it will be for winemakers, though, at least most of you have the means to adapt and act long before true crisis conditions arrive. It…...
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Guidance Note on Land for Climate Displaced Persons in Bangladesh

The Guidance Note on New Land for Climate Displaced Persons in Bangladesh is now available. This Guidance Note examines the current process of distributing state-owned land in Bangladesh under the Khas system, as well as under the “Char Development and Settlement Project”. It provides a step-by-step overview of how the distribution processes work in practice and identifies a number of shortcomings in each. Concrete recommendations for how these processes could be improved are also provided. The Note seeks to show that, if such improvements were put in place, the state-owned land distribution processes in Bangladesh could provide an important solution to finding new homes and land for those displaced by the effects of climate change. Click here to access the Guidance Note....
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Your Chance to Help Solve Climate Displacement - One House at a Time

If You've Ever Wondered How to Solve Climate Displacement, Join DS in Accessing Land and Homes in Bangladesh and Papua New Guinea Displacement Solutions has worked to improve the plight of climate displaced persons for seven years in a range of the world's most heavily-affected countries through advocacy, training, fact-finding missions and a range of other measures. In 2015, DS is adding a new dimension to our work to resolve climate displacement. Our One House at a Time Project provides the global public with the opportunity to work together to buy new land and homes for individual families displaced by climate change with an initial focus on assisting families in Bangladesh and Papua New Guinea. We are starting small with actions in two key countries: Bangladesh and Papua New Guinea. In Bangladesh we are working with our partners Young Power in Social Action (YPSA) to identify viable land parcels, work with local government and others to develop the land once it is accessed, and then to work with several communities to relocate them in a planned and rights-based manner away from the communities in which they now can no longer reside.  In Papua New Guinea we are working with our friends at Tulele Peisa, assisting them…...
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DISPLACEMENT SOLUTIONS

Displacement Solutions (DS) works to empower displaced people and refugees to exercise their right to return and have restored to them their original homes, lands and properties. DS works together with and on behalf of people who have been displaced not only by conflict, forced eviction or other human rights abuses, but also natural disaster, climate change or other circumstances beyond their control. DS assists in finding alternative solutions such as compensation or resettlement if this is their wish. Read more…

 

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BANGLADESH HLP INITIATIVE

Bangladesh is one of the most environmentally vulnerable countries and is set to be even more so as a result of climate change.
Bangladesh suffers from regular and severe natural hazards, including floods, tropical cyclones and storm surges, droughts and landslides. These hazards are already leading to the loss and destruction of housing, land and property, severe disruption to livelihoods and widespread displacement across the country.The effects of climate change are expected to intensify many of these existing hazards as well as create new drivers of displacement. This will almost inevitably lead to further losses of housing, land, property and livelihoods as well as further forced displacement of individuals and communities. DS and its partners Young Power in Social Action (YPSA) are engaged in a multi-year Bangladesh HLP Initiative designed to secure new land resources for the growing climate displaced population in the country. 

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the ‘Where Will We Go?’ Exhibition

For the past two years, photojournalist Kadir van Lohuizen has circled the globe exploring the consequences of rising sea levels caused by climate change. With support provided by DS, the New York Times and the UN Environment Programme, Kadir travelled to Bangladesh, Fiji, Kiribati, Panama (Guna Yala islands), Papua New Guinea (the Carteret Islands), the United Kingdom and the USA to document some of the areas hardest hit thus far by the effects of climate change.

The brochure is available here for this extraordinary travelling exhibition which is the culmination Kadir’s tireless work across the planet documenting the human face of climate displacement. The multimedia exhibition was made possible through the hard work of Kadir and his team, backed with financial support from DS, UNEP, Eyes on Media, NOOR, and the Netherlands Embassy in Lima. 

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CLIMATE DISPLACEMENT IN PANAMA APPLYING THE PENINSULA PRINCIPLES IN PRACTICE

A new DS report – available in English and soon Spanish – applies the 2013 Peninsula Principles on Climate Displacement Within States for the first time to a specific case of climate displacement along the Gunayala coastline of Panama. DS sent a two-person mission comprised of Colombian human rights lawyer Carlos Arenas and renowned Dutch photo-journalist Kadir van Lohuizen to Panama in April to work with the Gunayala indigenous community which is already experiencing large-scale displacement because of climate change.

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