Hora Cero Aumento del nivel del mar causará traslado de gunas (Spanish)
The Peninsula Principles Turn 6!
DS Marks Ten Years of Fighting for the Rights of Climate Displaced People
HLP Rights in Post-Disaster Settings
Scott Leckie and Carlos Arenas of DS quoted in this article about climate displacement in the Guna Yala Islands.
On 18 August 2019, the Peninsula Principles on Climate Displacement Within States will celebrate their sixth anniversary. The ravages of climate change and climate displacement continue to worsen, and in many respects are turning out to be more rapid, more severe and more widespread than initially predicted. We developed the Principles in 2013 to provide a clear framework grounded in pre-existing human rights law to enable governments to develop the policies and laws needed to protect the rights of the millions of people who will have to leave their homes because of climate change. While the world has a great distance to travel in transforming the ideals of the Principles into reality, to date they have taken root in an ever-growing array of institutions and agencies, with countless statements in support of the Principles coming from far and wide over the past six years, including many of the key officials within the UN working to address climate displacement. UN Climate Change Envoy (and former Irish President and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights), Mary Robinson noted that "States facing climate-related displacement within their borders require significant financial support and technical expertise to develop solutions that provide for the rights of those affected. The Peninsula…...
2016 signifies the tenth year that Displacement Solutions has worked tirelessly in support of the rights of climate displaced people and communities across the globe. To date we have worked on these issues in more than 25 countries and have developed detailed plans with our extraordinary partners to focus our work in the coming five years on five key countries already grappling with climate displacement; each of which has in their own ways recognising the fundamental need of finding new land resources for those displaced in this way. DS will work in Bangladesh, Colombia, Fiji, Panama and Solomon Islands from 2016-2020 to find land-based and rights-based solutions to growing climate displacement, with the objective of assisting 10,000 in each of these countries in their quest to find new, safe, affordable homes and lands through the process of planned, people-driven relocation. You can read an overview of our work on these themes here: DS and Climate Change Flyer...