Maldives Housing Assessment
Energy Bangla New Book Urges Land Solutions to Solve Climate Displacement
NEW - Photo Essay on Climate Displacement in Tuvalu
Gramalote, Colombia: A displaced community in transition
Scott Leckie's book Land Solutions for Climate Displacement reviewed by Energy Bangla.
Few countries, if any, are as threatened by climate change as one of the world's most unique nations - Tuvalu. DS has been active in Tuvalu since 2010 working on the question of climate displacement and related housing, land and property rights questions. With a view to revealing to the world the reality of life in Tuvalu today, and what stands to be lost forever if steps are not taken immediately to halt rising sea levels, DS has released a photo essay describing the challenges facing Tuvalu as a consequence of climate-induced displacement, whilst also outlining creative, well-informed and nuanced solutions to this crisis. Based upon DS's field visits together with UN Habitat to Tuvalu in 2010 and 2011, and utilising pictures taken by the renowned Pacific photographer, Jocelyn Carlin, the message of this photo essay is one of both hope and the need for planning for an uncertain future. View the photo essay on climate displacement in Tuvalu....
In December 2010, extreme rainfall during “La Niña” triggered a set of events, including massive landslides, that destroyed the entire town of Gramalote in the department of Norte de Santander, Colombia. The slow onset of the landslide allowed for the complete evacuation of the population before the town was destroyed. Immediately following the disaster, the Colombian President promised to rebuild Gramalote at a new site, and to make it “better than before,” a process that is on-going currently and will continue for some time into the future. After the evacuation, the 3,400 people of the urban area were dispersed to temporary housing in various locations in nearby municipalities. Many moved to live with family and friends in Cúcuta, a city of approximately 850,000 inhabitants, located about two hours from Gramalote, where they have received emergency assistance over the last six years, mostly in the form of food and rent subsidies. This report contains further information relating to the relocation process: Gramalote, Colombia- A displaced community in transition -Final...