CNN’s recently released dramatic images projecting how many major cities around the globe will be impacted by two degrees, or four degrees, of global warming. 760 million people’s homes could be submerged. DS hopes these projections will bring world leaders to adopt strong reductions in their CO2 emissions at the Paris Climate talks and beyond, and that action on climate displacement will finally get the political attention it deserves. Click here to view the images.
DS Welcomes Participants to the Roundtable on Improving Land Access for Climate Displaced People
Leading German progressive newspaper interviews DS
DS calls on States to establish a new Climate Displacement Coordination Facility
Nature: Human adaptation: Manage climate-induced resettlement
DS is delighted to welcome all participants to Geneva for the Roundtable on Improving Land Access for Climate Displaced Persons and Communities! This event is one of the first-ever international gatherings to discuss the details of what it will mean to find new land for everyone, everywhere who is displaced due to the effects and consequences of climate change. We have brought together a diverse and highly experienced group of global experts on these issues and hope to come up with a series of new recommendations on how best to increase the chances for the growing millions of people across the world who are in the process of facing climate displacement. Our report on the meeting will be released in several weeks, so please come back then and have a read. Thanks for coming everyone! And thanks to the HEI for co-hosting this event with us. You can read the Opening Statement by DS Director Scott Leckie here: FINAL Opening Statement by SL to DS Roundtable A Public Event featuring many speakers from the Roundtable on 'Bigger Slums or Better Homes? Solving the Global Climate Displacement Crisis Begins with Land will be held from 18:15-20:00 at the HEI's Auditorium Ivan Pictet…...
DS Director Scott Leckie was recently interviewed by Germany's leading progressive newspaper, Die Tageszeitung. You can read the article in German here. ...
DS calls on all States to support the establishment of a new Climate Displacement Coordination Facility (CDCF) at the upcoming Paris Climate Change Talks. Read our press release articulating these demands and a background document on an eventual CDCF....
The scientific journal Nature calls attention to the growing issue of climate displacement. The Peninsula Principles on Climate Displacement Within States are referenced as a framework for protecting the rights of climate displaced persons.