Uncharted Territory - New Book on HLP Rights by ODI
News Report on Telemetro (Panama) (in Spanish)
Updates on Climate Displacement in Gunayala, Panama
The Sustainability Report Addressing the human crisis of climate change displacement
New book includes an article by DS Director Scott Leckie entitled "Leader of the Pack: Who Should Take the Lead on Post-Conflict HLP Issues?"Available from: http://developmentbookshop.com/uncharted-territory-pb...
In September 2016, Displacement Solutions carried out its fourth field research and advocacy mission to the Gunayala region in Panama. This latest visit had three main objectives: First, to update the information about the state planned relocation because of climate displacement by the people of Gardi Sugdub island. Second, to get a broader picture about the status of relocation among other Guna communities contemplating planned relocation. And, third, to encourage and facilitate the sharing of information about the ongoing relocation process of Gardi Sugdub with other Guna communities. A growing number of island communities in Gunayala are actively expressing their desire to relocate to the mainland as the habitability of their island homes become increasingly uninhabitable. Throughout the territory of Gunayala the reasons people have given for relocating share common themes, which focus on unsustainable population growth over the years resulting in reduced space on the islands, coupled with sea level rise and increasing vulnerability to the impacts of high tides and storms. From the Guna communities Displacement Solutions have visited so far during our three years working in the autonomous region of Gunayala, we have identified four different types of communities as determined by their relocation status: Communities in the…...
The latest review of Scott Leckie's book on climate displacement in The Sustainability Report.