The Peninsula Principles on Climate Displacement within States are now available for global governmental and advocacy purposes.
These Principles take into consideration that individual communities are expected to play a fundamental role in organising themselves and outlining their future needs in regards to a looming – or ever present – climate displacement threat.
The Peninsula Principles acknowledge that these communities must come forward with their claims when it comes to climate displacement, but also outline what the corresponding obligations of States are, based within currently existing Human Rights laws, to protect and respect the rights of those affected by climate displacement.
Representatives from Australia, New Zealand, Alaska, Bangladesh, Netherlands, Switzerland, UK, Germany, Egypt, Tunisia and the US came together in Red Hill, Victoria and shared their backgrounds and expertise in International Law, migration, forced migration, environmental change and UN policy creation to strengthen and stand behind the Peninsula Principles as the first formal policy of its kind in the world.
The Peninsula Principles are available for download here (PDF 263KB).
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