A group of States leading and working together towards better protection for people displaced across borders in the context of disasters and climate change
Every year, millions of people are forced to leave their homes because of floods, tropical storms, droughts, glacier melting, earthquakes and other natural hazards. Many find refuge within their own country, but some have to move abroad. Scientists warn that climate change is projected to increase displacement in the future. Large-scale displacements have devastating effects on people. They create complex challenges that call for urgent partnerships and action beyond traditional silos.
The objective of the Platform on Disaster Displacement is to follow-up on the work started by the Nansen Initiative, and to implement the recommendations of the Protection Agenda, a toolbox to better prevent and prepare for displacement and to respond to situations when people are forced to find refuge, within their own country or across the border. The Platform builds partnerships between policymakers, practitioners and researchers and constitute a multi-stakeholder forum for dialogue, information sharing as well as policy and normative development. It is led by Fiji and the European Union.
Most commonly termed ‘Planned relocation’ this phenomenon is gaining traction as a tool for disaster risk reduction and adaptation in the context of climate change – but how much do we know about planned relocation cases across the globe?
France as the Chair of the PDD 2019-2020 and Fiji as Chair of the PDD 2021-2022 welcomed over 270 participants from across the globe to a virtual commemoration marking the 5th anniversary of the Nansen Initiative Protection Agenda, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Paris Agreement.
The work of cartoonist Joshua Knowles jumps between humor, conversation and advocacy with surprising ease. In this interview, Mr. Knowles talks to us about his recent experience working with PDD and his role as an artist.
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