The Bangladesh Today Meeting on Climate Displacement issue held at Sandwip
Review: "...an excellent resource..."
DS Director Addresses Salzburg Global Seminar
DS signs MOU with United Nations
During the open discussion project coordination of Society for Development Initiative (SDI) mentioned that Climate change has effected intrusion of saline water into the soil of these islands. This has caused an alarming decline in the production of different species of paddy, jute, betel leaf, coconuts, date and wheat.
DS Director Scott Leckie addressed Session 555 of the Salzburg Global Seminar on climate migration. The topic of this strategy session for Sustainability was 'Addressing the Challenges of Climate Migration: Legal Protections, Resilience & Eco-Security'. It was convened to "design a multi-year program to connect and accelerate actions addressing the challenges of mass migrations resulting from climate change". Scott's contribution focused on work carried out by Displacement Solutions in Bangladesh, Kiribati, Tuvalu and elsewhere, as well as DS's work on developing The Peninsula Principles and other standards that encourage states to identify, acquire and allocate land for climate-displaced communities throughout the world. Further information can be accessed on here....
Displacement Solutions and the United Nations Human Settlements Agency - UN Habitat - today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining a framework for collaboration between the two organisations; globally, regionally, nationally, and at city-level. The collaboration between the Parties will be implemented with a focus on minimizing the impact of global climate change and increasing resilience of human settlements at risk. It is expected that this Agreement will lead to new urban development paradigms for ‘predictive planning’ in (primarily coastal) cities and towns affected by sea-level rise and coastal erosion. The collaboration builds on UN Habitat’s City Resilience Profiling methodology and influencing the resulting resilience action plans via DS’ “Peninsula Principles”, and Climate Displacement Land Initiative. These complimentary programmes will include increased awareness of options and solutions to access, legislate, service and commission land for populations displaced by rising sea levels, coastal erosion or shoreline breaching; Integrating research leading to best practice and up-scaling; and, through implementation of pilot initiatives in towns and cities participating in joint programming, increasing their resilience to the impacts of climate change and other risks. DS and UN Habitat will jointly carry out research, policy, advocacy and project design and implementation including joint design…...