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Climate change could re-shape patterns of migration and displacement. Many will be forced from their homes by disasters. Others may want to move as a way of adapting unprecedented change. We exist to protect the rights of anyone facing these circumstances. We fights for humane and empowering policies to protect people who move, and for public acceptance and support.
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Displaced by climate-related disasters in the last 7 years
Displaced by climate-related disasters last year
Disaster displacement by region
- E. Asia / Pacific 30%
- S. America / Carribean 27%
- S. Asia 21%
- Southern Africa 11%
- N. America 7%
Displaced people from the world's poorest countries
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Climate change related displacement and migration are often viewed as security concerns, particularly among policy makers and the media. Headlines in recent years, for example, have focused on drought and environmental refugees in Syria, attributing some of the...
Raphael J. Nawrotzki Media reports claim that climate change will cause massive international migration over the 21st century. This possibility sparks fears of waves of 'climate refugees', fleeing poor developing countries and flooding into industrialized nations to...
In this talk we make the case that the climate change talks have lead to progress on climate-linked migration. But that to protect the rights of people who move, progress must also be made in several other places. The key points in the talk are: The climate...
Phillip Warren The notion that climate change will cause extensive and largely unprecedented human migration likely comes as no surprise to readers of this blog. Rising seas, changing weather patterns, and increasing frequency and intensity of severe weather events...
Clark Gray Climate change is likely to affect human migration, but this will occur via trapping potential migrants as well as displacing them. Sea level rise, climate-related disasters and heatwaves will clearly compel some people to move as climate change unfolds,...
We were delighted to be part of IIED’s event Conflict, Climate and Migration in Syria – did the media get it right? This talk makes the case that there are powerful connections between climate change and the conflict in Syria. However, the story given by the...
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Iraqi children look out at the sunset over the Bamarne informal camp for Internally Displaced Persons, in northern Iraq. Andrew McConnell/Panos for DFID. From Flickr. (CC BY-NC 2.0)