2017 UNHCR Engagement in
the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Why is UNHCR engaged? Displacement linked to adverse effects of climate change is a current reality, and expected to increase in future. Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) acknowledge the need for action on this issue. UNHCR is engaged with the process of implementation and action pursuant to the UNFCCC, through which it seeks to raise awareness on protection issues arising from climate change related displacement, to provide technical support to Parties and to contribute to the work of relevant processes of the UNFCCC. This includes discussions and activities around adaptation and loss and damage to develop recommendations to avert, minimize, and address displacement related to climate change.