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Just Released! Pocket Guide on Rights of Climate Displaced Persons
Book Review of the 'Climate Change and Displacement Reader'
Interview about Displacement Solutions' report on housing, land and property rights in Burma.
DS is pleased to announce the release of the Pocket Guide on The Rights of Climate Displaced Persons. This Guide is written in non-technical language and is made specifically for climate displaced persons themselves. As stated in the introduction to the Guide: "The aim of this guide is to provide practical, easy to follow advice on what people displaced from their homes and lands by climate change can do to get help." Based on the full body of international human rights law and The Peninsula Principles on Climate Displacement Within States, this quick guide provides concrete steps that climate displaced persons can take to get help, and it does so with reference to case studies of actual climate displaced communities. Please contact Displacement Solutions at email@example.com if you and your community would like assistance in contacting NGOs or other organisations that may be able to provide you with further advice. Please also contact us if you would like a hard copy of the Guide, which we can send to you free of charge. An electronic copy of the Guide can be accessed here....
In 2012, Scott Leckie, Ezekiel Simperingham and Jordan Bakker of DS compiled the “Climate Change and Displacement Reader”, which brings together fifty-one of the leading texts on climate change and displacement. It provides a consolidated source and substantive overview of the key issues relating to climate change and displacement, including: the reality of climate displacement; the shape of current and proposed international law on this matter; the institutional and governance framework that will address and respond to this crisis; and an analysis of what a cross-section of governments and civil society organizations are already doing to prepare for and act against climate displacement. The book was recently reviewed in the Australian Army Journal by Chris Baker, who explains that the book 'goes a long way to demystifying this highly complex and often controversial issue'. He further attests to it being 'an excellent source for theorists and practitioners alike'. To learn more about the book or to place an order, click here. To read Chris Baker's review in the Australian Army Journal, click here. ...