Deutsche Welle recently published an article about Displacement Solutions and its work in finding solutions for displaced persons throughout the world. Included in this article is information about the work of DS in Bangladesh and other climate-affected countries. To access the article, click here.
Now Available - Bengali Version of the Pocket Guide on the Rights of Climate Displaced Persons
DS Hosts International Workshop on Land Solutions to Climate Displacement
New Internationalist Blog Piece: Domestic Land Solutions for Bangladesh
Climate Displacement in Bangladesh Report: Now Available in Bangla!
The Bangladesh HLP Initiative has released a Bengali language version of the Pocket Guide on the Rights of Climate Displaced Persons. An electronic version of the Bengali version of the Pocket Book can be accessed here. 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....
DS hosted an international workshop on land solutions to climate displacement in Auckland, New Zealand on 4 October. The workshop brought together experts and government officials from Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and New Zealand to discuss and examine legal and policy solutions to climate displacement in seven focus countries – Bangladesh, Kiribati, Maldives, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. An element of DS’ Land Solutions Project, the workshop examined the role of customary land law, internal relocation programmes and the construction of new housing, land and property options as solutions to ensuring the rights of climate displaced persons. The workshop will lead to the publication of seven papers on rights-based legal and policy solutions to climate displacement in each of the focus countries. These papers will be compiled into an innovative edited volume designed to provide policy-makers and affected groups with an in-depth understanding of the legal issues involved, how they can be approached and where work is already underway today to protect the rights of climate displaced persons. It is expected that this publication will be available in early to mid 2014. ...
[caption id="attachment_1414" align="alignright" width="300"] Kadir van Lohuizon[/caption] Read Scott Leckie and Zeke Simperingham's recent observational piece on the climate displacement situation in Bangladesh, published by a highly acclaimed independent monthly not-for-profit magazine/blog that reports on actions in support of global justice. The New Internationalist believes in putting people before profit, in climate justice, tax justice, equality, social responsibility and human rights for all, views shared by Displacement Solutions. The Search for Domestic Land Solutions for Thousands of Climate Displaced Bangladeshis Much of the world knows little about Bangladesh other than threatened coups, George Harrison’s Concert for Bangladesh in 1971, the annual monsoonal floods and perhaps, the Grameen Bank, changing lives one microcredit loan at a time. But it should also be known that this country’s grassroots groups,.... read more...
The report, Climate Displacement in Bangladesh: The Need for Urgent Housing, Land and Property Rights Solutions, is now available in Bangla.