The predecessor of the Platform on Disaster Displacement – the Nansen Initiative consultation process – has repeatedly identified the need to develop new and innovative tools to generate better data, research and analysis on cross-border disaster displacement.  Understanding of the complex causes, dynamics and magnitude of disaster displacement continues to grow. This section presents some of the leading research, laws and policies addressing displacement, disasters and climate change, as well as the relationship between disasters, climate change and human mobility more generally.

Area of work: Disaster Risk Reduction

UNHCR’s Strategic Direction 2017–2021
UNHCR's Strategic Direction 2017–2021
2016 Global Report On Internal Displacement (GRID)
2016 Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID) IDMC/NRC
Framework For Resilient Development In The Pacific
Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific
Global Estimates 2015 – People Displaced By Disasters
Global Estimates 2015 – People displaced by disasters
IDMC/NRC
South Asia – Conclusions
South Asia - Conclusions
Nansen Initiative
South Asia – Background Paper
South Asia - Background Paper
Nansen Initiative
Southeast Asia – Commissioned Research
Southeast Asia - Commissioned Research
Nansen Initiative
Southeast Asia – Outcome Report
Southeast Asia - Outcome Report
Nansen Initiative
Southeast Asia – Conclusions
Southeast Asia - Conclusions
Nansen Initiative
Southeast Asia – Background Paper
Southeast Asia - Background Paper
Nansen Initiative
Greater Horn Of Africa – Commissioned Research
Greater Horn of Africa - Commissioned Research
Nansen Initiative
Greater Horn Of Africa – Outcome Report
Greater Horn of Africa - Outcome Report
Nansen Initiative
Greater Horn Of Africa – Conclusions
Greater Horn of Africa - Conclusions
Nansen Initiative
Greater Horn Of Africa – Background Paper
Greater Horn of Africa - Background Paper
Nansen Initiative
Central America – Commissioned Research
Central America - Commissioned Research
Nansen Initiative
Central America – Outcome Report
Central America - Outcome Report
Nansen Initiative
Central America – Conclusions
Central America - Conclusions
Nansen Initiative
Central America – Background Paper
Central America - Background Paper
Nansen Initiative
Pacific – Commissioned Research
Pacific - Commissioned Research
Nansen Initiative
Pacific – Outcome Report
Pacific - Outcome Report
Nansen Initiative
Pacific – Conclusions
Pacific - Conclusions
Nansen Initiative
Pacific – Background Paper
Pacific - Background Paper
Nansen Initiative
Disaster Displacement
Disaster Displacement
Prof. Walter Kaelin
Linking Human Mobility, Disasters And DRR
Linking human mobility, disasters and DRR
Prof. Walter Kaelin
The Realities Of Climate Change
The realities of climate change
Prof. Walter Kaelin
Community Resilience And Disaster-related Displacement In South Asia
Community resilience and disaster-related displacement in South Asia
NRC
Human Rights, Climate Change And Cross-border Displacement
Human rights, climate change and cross-border displacement
Jane McAdam, Marc Limon
Focus On Migration, Environment And Climate Change
Focus on migration, environment and climate change
IOM
Assessing The Evidence
Assessing the evidence
IOM
Climate Change And Human Rights
Climate Change and Human Rights
UNEP
Initial Evidence From Africa
Climate Change, Human Mobility, and Protection: Initial Evidence from Africa
Vikram Kolmannskog
“We Are In Between”
“We Are in Between”: Case Studies on the Protection of Somalis Displaced to Kenya and Egypt during the 2011 and 2012 Drought
Vikram Kolmannskog
Philippines
Philippines: Post-Typhoon Resettlement Plan Carries Risks
Refugees International
Disaster-related Displacement From The Horn Of Africa
Disaster-related displacement from the Horn of Africa
NRC, UNU
Urbanisation, Disasters And Displacement In Central America And Southeast Asia
Urbanisation, disasters and displacement in Central America and Southeast Asia
NRC
Challenges Of Addressing Disaster-induced Urban Displacement In The Philippines
Challenges of addressing disaster-induced urban displacement in The Philippines
NRC
Challenges Of Addressing Disaster-induced Urban Displacement In El Salvador
Challenges of addressing disaster-induced urban displacement in El Salvador
NRC
The Risk Of Disaster-induced Displacement In Central America And The Carribbean
The risk of disaster-induced displacement in Central America and the Carribbean
IDMC/NRC
The Risk Of Disaster-induced Displacement In The Pacific Island States
The risk of disaster-induced displacement in the Pacific island states
IDMC/NRC
Assessing Drought Displacement Risk For Kenyan, Ethiopian And Somali Pastoralists
Assessing drought displacement risk for Kenyan, Ethiopian and Somali pastoralists
IDMC/NRC
The Risk Of Disaster-induced Displacement In South-east Asia And China
The risk of disaster-induced displacement in south-east Asia and China
IDMC/NRC
Global Estimates 2014: People Displaced By Disasters
Global Estimates 2014: People Displaced by Disasters
IDMC/NRC
Global Estimates 2012: People Displaced By Disasters
Global Estimates 2012: People Displaced by Disasters
IDMC/NRC
IASC Operational Guidelines
IASC Operational Guidelines on the Protection of Persons in Situations of Natural Disasters
IASC
Climate Change 2014
Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability
IPCC
Where The Rain Falls
Where the Rain Falls: Climate Change, Food and Livelihood Security, and Migration
Koko Warner, Tamer Afifi, Kevin Henry, Tonya Rawe, Christopher Smith, Alex de Sherbinin
Changing Climate, Moving People
Changing Climate, Moving People: Framing Migration, Displacement and Planned Relocation
Koko Warner, Tamer Afifi, Walter Kaelin, Scott Leckie, Beth Ferris, Susan F. Martin, David Wrathall
Climate Change And Migration Issues
Climate Change and Migration Issues in the Pacific
ESCAP, EU, ILO, UNDP
Migration, Environment And Climate Change
Migration, Environment and Climate Change: Assessing the Evidence
IOM
Towards Resilience
Towards Resilience
Marilise Turnbull, Charlotte L. Sterrett, Amy Hilleboe
Human Mobility
Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change
The Advisory Group on Climate Change and Human Mobility
Compendium Of IOM Activities
Compendium of IOM Activities in Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience
IOM
Guidelines On Temporary Protection
Guidelines on Temporary Protection or Stay Arrangements
UNHCR
60th Anniversary Of The 1951 Convention
60th anniversary of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees
UNHCR
Discussion Forum On Climate Change
Discussion Forum on Climate Change
UNHCR
Climate Change, Natural Disasters
Climate change, natural disasters and human displacement: a UNHCR perspective
UNHCR
Summary Of Deliberations
Summary of Deliberations on Climate Change and Displacement
UNHCR
Self-assessment Tool For Nations
Self-assessment Tool for Nations to Increase Preparedness for Cross-Border Implications of Crisis
OSCE
The Nansen Conference: Climate Change
The Nansen Conference: Climate Change and Displacement in the 21st Century
Cicero, Gov. of Norway, NRC
Creating New Norms On Climate Change
Creating New Norms on Climate Change, Natural Disasters and Displacement
Jane McAdam
Climate Change Displacement
Climate Change Displacement and International Law: Complementary Protection Standards
Jane McAdam
Protecting People Crossing Borders
Protecting People Crossing Borders in the Context of Climate Change Normative Gaps and Possible Approaches
Walter Kälin and Nina Schrepfer
The Nansen Initiative, UNHCR And The Foresight
The Nansen Initiative, UNHCR and the Foresight report on Migration and Global Environmental Change
Foresight
Environmentally Displaced People
Environmentally displaced people
Refugee Studies Centre
The World Turned Upside Down
The World Turned Upside Down
UNHCR
Integrating Human Mobility Issues
Integrating Human Mobility Issues within National Adaptation Plans
Koko Warner, Walter Kaelin, Susan F. Martin, Youssef Nassef, Sieun Lee, Susanne Melde, Hannah Entwisle Chapuisat, Marine Franck, Tamer Afifi
Background Paper To The San Remo Consultation
Background Paper to the San Remo Consultation
UNHCR
Planned Relocation, Disasters And Climate
Planned Relocation, Disasters and Climate Change: Consolidating Good Practices and Preparing for the Future
UNHCR
Protection And Planned Relocations
Protection and Planned Relocations in the Context of Climate Change
Elizabeth Ferris
Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change
Disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and environmental migration
IOM
Hyogo Framework For Action 2005-2015
Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015
ISDR
People On The Move In A Changing Climate
People on The Move in a Changing Climate
IOM
On The Margin: Kenya’s Pastoralists
On the margin: Kenya’s pastoralists
NRC/IDMC, The Nansen Initiative
UNHCR, The Environment & Climate Change
UNHCR, the Environment & Climate Change
UNHCR
Discussion Forum On Climate Change
Discussion Forum on Climate Change
UNHCR
Summary Of Deliberations On Climate Change
Summary of Deliberations on Climate Change and Displacement
UNHCR
People On The Move In A Changing Climate
People on the Move in a Changing Climate
IOM
Climate Change Induced Displacement
Climate Change Induced Displacement: Adaptation Policy in the Context of the UNFCCC Climate Negotiations
Koko Warner
IOM Outlook On Migration
IOM Outlook on Migration, Environment and Climate Change
IOM
Migration And The Environment
Migration and the Environment
IOM
Climate Change, Environmental Degradation
Climate Change, Environmental Degradation and Migration
IOM
Time To Act
Time to Act
Heinrich Boll Stiftung
Migration And Global Environmental Change
Migration and Global Environmental Change
Foresight
Making Sense Of Climate Change
Environmentally displaced people
Refugee Studies Centre
Addressing Climate Change
Report of the Conference of the Parties on its sixteenth session
UNFCCC
Making Sense Of Climate Change
Making Sense of Climate Change, Natural Disasters, and Displacement: A Work in Progress
Elizabeth Ferris
Addressing Climate Change
Addressing Climate Change and Migration in Asia and the Pacific
Asia Development Bank

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