The Peninsula Principles on Climate Displacement Within States are now available in Japanese. The full text is available here: Japanese Version of the Peninsula Principles.
DS Turns 10!
Using Planning Law to Prevent Climate Displacement - New DS Publication
Bangladesh HLP Initiative - Updates and Developments
Climate Displacement in Bangladesh Report: Now Available in Bangla!
DS Turns 10! 28 December 2016 DS marks its tenth anniversary after its founding in Geneva on the same day in 2006. DS Director and Founder Scott Leckie reflects on the activities and victories of the past ten years, and what to expect from DS in the years to come. Dear Friends, It's hard to believe that DS has now been active for ten busy and eventful years involving an extraordinary team of dedicated HLP experts from around the world. From developing the Peninsula Principles, spearheading efforts to obtain land for climate displaced people, IDP return designs in Timor Leste, Somalia, Colombia, Bhutan and many more, carrying on-site investigations in Tuvalu, Solomon Islands, Panama, Kiribati, Bangladesh and many other climate change hotspots, to HLP rights analysis and restitution design work in Myanmar, the publication of several books, inaugurating the world’s first law school courses on climate displacement, and scores of DS reports, producing films, building homes for climate displaced families in Chittagong, and so much more, this dramatic decade has been an exhilarating one. On this tenth anniversary of DS, I would like to thank all of our supporters for making this journey so productive and even sometimes victorious. Special…...
Based on our extensive experience working in more than 20 climate-affected countries, DS believes that in order to effectively address climate displacement States must take a perspective beyond the emergency humanitarian needs of those threatened with climate displacement. Measures and tools must be implemented now that both protect communities against displacement occurring as well as ensure that persons who are displaced can rebuild their lives with all of their human rights respected, protected and fulfilled. Although States are primarily responsible for preventing and resolving climate displacement in their territory, global solidarity is required in order to effectively address climate displacement. This includes ensuring the contribution of all States as well as a broad and inclusive range of stakeholders, disciplines and perspectives in the design and implementation of measures and tools to address climate displacement. To this end, DS today released a new report The Critical Role of Land Use Planning in Preventing and Resolving Climate Displacement which addresses the critical - and as yet largely unexplored - role that land use planning can and must play in preventing and resolving climate displacement. To access the report, click here: The Critical Role of Land use Planning in Preventing and Resolving Climate Displacement (August 2016) …...
Displacement Solutions and our partners Young Power in Social Action (YPSA) have been working since 2011 to find innovative rights-based solutions to climate displacement in Bangladesh. We are hoping that the second half of 2014 will bring the best results thus far! Some of the recent highlights of the Bangladesh HLP Initiative include: Land Solutions to Climate Displacement in Bangladesh The Bangladesh HLP Initiative is now focusing on the role of land in providing domestic solutions to climate displacement in Bangladesh. In 2014, DS and YPSA will provide ground-breaking support to vulnerable climate displaced families to access to new homes and new lands to homes and lands lost to climate hazards in Bangladesh. New Action Research on Climate Displacement in Bangladesh DS has recently finalised and will soon publish four innovative reports designed to playa key role in supporting the provision of rights-based solutions to climate displacement in Bangladesh, including: 1. Climate Displacement in Bangladesh: Stakeholders, Laws and Policies - Mapping the Existing Institutional Framework (182p) 2. Land Availability for Climate Displaced Communities in Bangladesh 3. Land Acquisition for Climate Displaced Communities in Bangladesh 4. The Viability of a Chittagong Hill Tracts as a Destination for Climate…...
The report, Climate Displacement in Bangladesh: The Need for Urgent Housing, Land and Property Rights Solutions, is now available in Bangla.