With the world’s attention focused on upcoming climate talks in Paris, the influential Peninsula Principles drafted by DS Director Scott Leckie and others are now available in French. Click here to read them!
Bangladesh HLP Initiative - Updates and Developments
Scott Leckie's Latest Book Urges Land Solutions to Solve Climate Change Displacement
Climate Displacement in Bangladesh Report: Now Available in Bangla!
Climate Displacement in Panama: Applying the Peninsula Principles in Practice
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…...
A new book just published by Routledge - the first in a new series of books...
The report, Climate Displacement in Bangladesh: The Need for Urgent Housing, Land and Property Rights Solutions, is now available in Bangla.
A new DS report - available in English and soon Spanish – applies the 2013 Peninsula Principles on Climate Displacement Within States for the first time to a specific case of climate displacement along the Gunayala coastline of Panama. DS sent a two-person mission comprised of Colombian human rights lawyer Carlos Arenas and renowned Dutch photo-journalist Kadir van Lohuizen to Panama in April to work with the Gunayala indigenous community which is already experiencing large-scale displacement because of climate change. The mission travelled extensively throughout Gunayala territory along the Caribbean coast, and found considerable interest in the Peninsula Principles within affected communities. More than 30,000 Gunayala indigenous people are likely to be involuntarily relocated because of coastal inundation and rising sea levels affecting the viability of their island communities. Please read the DS report here in English. It will be available here in Spanish soon. DS is planning similar Peninsula Principles missions to a range of other communities threatened with climate displacement in the coming year, including missions to the Solomon Islands, Fiji, Bangladesh and the US state of Alaska....