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Disaster Displacement at the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference – COP27

Will you be attending the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) scheduled from 6 to 18 November 2022 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt? Are you looking to learn more about how displacement and human mobility relating to disasters and the adverse impacts of climate change are being addressed at COP27? Are you in need of inspiration on key messages to include in your delegation’s interventions? Then, look no further – and do come back, since this article will be continuously updated as new information arrives!

In the right margin of this article, we will soon include the Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD) Information Note and Key Messages on Disaster Displacement for COP27.  Other resources will also be updated for further reading that States and other stakeholders can use to inform their interventions at the different events and sessions at the conference.

What does COP27 offer on disaster displacement and human mobility?

This 27th UN Climate Change Conference is organized by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and hosted by the Government of Egypt.

Below you can find a non-exhaustive list of relevant events discussing disaster displacement and human mobility that are scheduled to take place during COP27. The table will be regularly updated as further information becomes available. If you have any events to add to this list or relevant information about the ones already there, please email info@disasterdisplacement.org.

Date & TimeTitleOrganizer(s)Location and details
8 November 2022,
11:30am – 12:30pm
Climate-Induced Displacement – Addressing the Risk GapBrot für die Welt; CARE; German Red CrossGerman Climate Pavilion
8 November 2022,
15:30pm – 16:30pm
Advancing Durable Solutions to the Climate Displacement NexusUNHCR; CCCPA

(United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees; Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding)
One UN Egypt Pavilion
8 November 2022,
4:30pm – 5:30pm
Climate Change, Migration and Human Rights NexusOHCHR

(United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for
Human Rights)
Climate Mobility Pavilion
8 November 2022,
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Build the Future: Addressing Climate Mobility in AfricaUNOPS

(United Nations Office for Project Services)
Climate Mobility Pavilion
9 November 2022,
1:15pm – 2:45pm
A Roadmap for Resilience: Financing Climate Action to Address Vulnerability, Food Security and Human MobilityIOM; UNHCR; UNDRR; OHRLLS; UNCDF



(International Organization for Migration; United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees; United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction; United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States; UN Capital Development Fund)
Conference Room 4
9 November 2022,
4:30pm – 5:30pm
Build the Future: The Power of Partnership for Climate ActionUNOPS

(United Nations Office for Project Services)
Climate Mobility Pavilion
10 November 2022,
11:30pm - 12:30pm
Build the Future: Voices of the Next GenerationUNOPS

(United Nations Office for Project Services)
Climate Mobility Pavilion
10 November 2022,
1:15pm - 2:45pm
Next Phase of the WIM ExCom: From Policy Guidance to Solutions on the GroundWIM ExCom Secretariat and TFD

(Warsaw International Mechanism Executive Committee and Task Force on Displacement)
Room Amon
11 November 2022,
11:30am – 1:00pm
Advancing rights-based protection of climate migrants – What role for local and international actors?RLS; COAST Trust; EEB

(Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung; Coastal Association for Social Transformation Trust; European Environmental Bureau)
Akhenaten Room
11 November 2022,
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Enhancing Partnerships, Inclusive Sustainable Development and Green Economy Transition; Approaches from the IGAD Region Addressing the Challenges and Opportunities of Human Mobility in the Context of Changing Climate and DisastersILO; IOM

(International Labour Organization; International Organization for Migration)
Climate Mobility Pavilion
11 November 2022,
6:30pm – 8:00pm
On the Climate Frontlines with Displaced People: Averting, Minimizing and Addressing Loss & DamageIOM; UNHCR; WFP; OHCHR; IFRC; ICRC; Global Refugee-Led Network

(International Organization for Migration; United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees; World Food Programme; Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights; International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies; International Committee of the Red Cross)
Conference Room 9
12 November 2022,
10:00am – 11:30am
Climate Mobility and Labour Migration in a Just TransitionILO

(International Labour Organization)
Just Transition Pavilion
12 November 2022,
11:30am – 12:45pm
Climate Change,
Migration and Health: Strengthening
Evidence to Leave no One Behind
IFRC; WHO; IOM;
UHC2030 CSEM;
WACI Health

(International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies; World Health Organization; International Organization for Migration; UHC2030 and Civil Society Engagement mechanism; World AIDS Campaign International)
Health Pavilion
12 November 2022,
11:30am –12:30pm
Addressing Loss and Damage and Disaster Displacement in Vulnerable CountriesPDD; IFRC

(Platform on Disaster Displacement; International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies)
Climate Mobility Pavilion
12 November 2022,
5:45pm-7:15pm
Strengthening Action on Climate Change and Human Mobility: Building Synergies, Coordinating ActionsUNMN; ILO; IOM; UNFCCC; PDD; UNHCR; FAO

(United Nation Migration Network; International Labour Organization; International Organization for Migration; United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change; Platform on Disaster Displacement; United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees; Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).
UNCT Egypt Pavilion
14 November 2022,
10:30am – 12:00pm
Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change: Building a Positive Narrative on Migration and Climate ActionCVF; IOM; Bangladesh

(Climate Vulnerable Forum; International Organization for Migration; Government of Bangladesh)
CVF Pavilion
15 November 2022,
1:00pm – 1:55pm
Promoting regional human security responses to climate-related mobility in SIDS: Progress and challengesIOM; ESCAP; ILO; OHCHR; PDD; PIFS; UNTFHS

(International Organization for Migration; International Labour Organization; Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights; Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific; Platform on Disaster Displacement; Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat: United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security)
Moana Pavilion
16 November 2022,
11:00am – 12:00pm
Addressing displacement and migration related to the adverse impacts of climate change: partnerships and integrated approaches for action and supportPDD, EU (DG ECHO, INTPA, CLIMA)

(Platform on Disaster Displacement; Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations; Directorate-General for International Partnerships; Directorate-General for Climate Action)
EU Pavilion
16 November 2022,
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Human mobility, disaster displacement and loss and damageUUSC; AOSED; ULg

(Unitarian Universalist Service Committee; An Organization for Socio-Economic Development; University of Liège)
Thutmose Room
17 November 2022,
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Anticipatory Action in Land, Water, and Food Systems for Peace and ResilienceDRC and CGIAR

(Danish Refugee Council; Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research)
Climate Mobility Pavilion
17 November 2022,
1:15pm – 3:00pm
Addressing Climate-induced Loss and Damage and Building Long-term Resilience of Vulnerable GroupsGNDR and Niger based NGO, CNEDD

(Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction; Conseil National de l'Environnement pour un Developpement Durable)
Memphis (300)

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