Reporting Back | Averting, Minimizing and Addressing Loss and Damage Related to Displacement and the Adverse Effects of Climate Change in Bangladesh
Dhaka, 28 July 2022 – The Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD), in partnership with the…
In 2018, it is estimated that 17.2 million people were newly displaced as a result of disasters linked to natural hazards, a majority of which were weather and climate related. This number is likely much higher when accounting for all people forced to move from their home in the context of slow-onset events and processes linked to the adverse effects of climate change and environmental degradation. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C clearly states that it is urgent to act now to avert and minimize climate change adverse impacts on human systems.
At COP24 in Katowice, Poland, Parties welcomed recommendations to avert, minimize and address displacement related to the adverse effects of climate change. Now, the international community needs to rally behind these recommendations to ensure that they are both visible and implemented.
Objectives of the side event:
Location: Room Bonn, World Conference Center, Bonn, Germany
Date and time: 13:15-14:45, Thursday 27 June 2019
Organised by: NRC, UNHCR, Hugo Observatory/University of Liege as part of the Advisory Group on Climate Change and Human Mobility
The Advisory Group is composed of the United Nations’ High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), the Norwegian Refugee Council and the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (NRC, IDMC), Refugees International, the Hugo Observatory and the Arab Network for Environment and Development (RAED). The group shares most recent available knowledge and provides technical support to UNFCCC Parties on human mobility related to climate change.