After two intensive days of discussion, the DS-hosted Roundtable on Improving Land Access for Climate Displaced Persons and Communities adopted THE CLIMATE LAND STATEMENT. The brief statement, agreed by consensus, outlines seven steps that should be pursued by all States, UN agencies and others to protect the rights of climate displaced persons and communities throughout the international community. Among other things, the Statement affirms the central role of land in resolving climate displacement, as well as urging authorities to assemble national land inventories for land to be allocated to those in need of new homes and lands. The full text of the Statement is available here: The Climate Land Statement – 2016.

The full report of the meeting – kindly prepared by Zeke Simperingham – is available here: 2016 – DS Land Access for Climate Displaced Persons and Communities Roundtable Report

 

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