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.
Commemorating 10 Years of Action - the 2016 DS Annual Report
DS calls on States to establish a new Climate Displacement Coordination Facility
Nature: Human adaptation: Manage climate-induced resettlement
Leading German progressive newspaper interviews DS
Ten Years of Action It is hard to believe that DS has now been active for ten busy and eventful years. This has been quite a ride for our (intentionally) small and flexible organisation, and one involving an wonderful team of dedicated HLP experts from around the world working in a range of displacement hotspots. From developing the Peninsula Principles, to spearheading global efforts to obtain land for climate displaced people, developing IDP return designs in Timor Leste, Somalia, Colombia, Bhutan and many more, carrying on-site investigations in Tuvalu, Solomon Islands, Panama, Kiribati, Bangladesh and other climate change-affected areas, to conducting HLP rights analysis and restitution design work in Myanmar, advising the UN on HLP issues in Syria, publishing several books, inaugurating the world’s first law school courses on climate displacement, and writing DS reports, producing films, building homes for climate displaced families in Chittagong, and so much more, this first DS decade has been an exhilarating one. Since our founding on 28 December 2006, DS has worked in some 35 countries to assist in finding rights-based solutions to forced displacement in all of its forms. Besides our legal experts, we have had the honour of working with villagers, community…...
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.
DS Director Scott Leckie was recently interviewed by Germany's leading progressive newspaper, Die Tageszeitung. You can read the article in German here. ...