We exist to challenge the lack of long-term strategies to support and protect people at risk of displacement linked to environmental change

The UK Climate Change and Migration Coalition is an alliance of refugee, human rights, development and environmental organisations. We believe the rights of affected communities must be central to the discussion of how this issue is addressed. We want to make the voices of affected communities and civil society central to the debate.

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    Solomon Islands relocation, flooding in Pakistan, more on New Zealand

    Solomon Islands relocation, flooding in Pakistan, more on New Zealand

    20th August 2014

    Get our round up in your inbox. Sign up on the front page. Expert opinions of the New Zealand “climate refugee” court case We asked a group of legal and policy expert for their view on the recent court case that grabbed media headlines. "The case is far more interesting than the headlines ...

    Round up: analysis of New Zealand case, Pacific relocation, climate & conflict

    Round up: analysis of New Zealand case, Pacific relocation, climate & conflict

    13th August 2014

    Get our round up in your inbox. Sign up on the front page. What really happened in New Zealand? This week lots of news outlets claimed that New Zealand created the first “climate change refugees” by granting refugee status status to a family from Tuvalu. This is not completely accurate, but th...

    What just happened in New Zealand? Did they really just create the first “climate change refugees”?

    What just happened in New Zealand? Did they really just create the first “climate change refugees”?

    8th August 2014

    Let’s be very clear. New Zealand did not just grant asylum to the first “climate refugees”. The family were granted residence in New Zealand on humanitarian grounds. The impacts of climate change formed a large part of the case. However, in the end, the court granted the family residency becau...

    Round up: Refuge in New Zealand, children affected by disasters, climate change and conflict

    Round up: Refuge in New Zealand, children affected by disasters, climate change and conflict

    6th August 2014

    Get our round up in your inbox. Sign up on the front page. Tuvalu climate change family win NZ residency appeal “A Tuvalu family has been granted New Zealand residency after claiming it would be affected by climate change if it returned home. It is the first successful application for residency ...

    How should the EU respond to migration and climate change?

    How should the EU respond to migration and climate change?

    12th June 2014

    We have worked with the Heinrich Boell Foundation to investigate how the European Union can respond to migration linked to climate change. Our new report argues that we could avoid the distress and deaths of people en route to Europe by creating new, legal migration options. The report Time to A...

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