Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week 2021 | Session on Risk Management and Human Mobility: Action and Support to Avert, Minimize and Address Displacement Related to the Adverse Effects of Climate Change
11 May 2021, 13:00pm
The Latin America and the Caribbean Climate Week 2021 (LACCW2021) Virtual Thematic Sessions will take the pulse of climate action in the region, explore climate challenges and opportunities, and showcase ambitious solutions. This is an opportunity for regional stakeholders to have their voice heard and contribute to COP26.
Objective of this session:
How can regional and national efforts be further supported to manage climate change related risks, be better prepared and address residual risks and the challenges of human mobility? Understanding better the challenges of human mobility related to disasters and climate change, adapting a risk approach in terms of adaptation and loss and damage and pursuing the integration of human mobility in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) remain critical priorities for the region.
This event will provide an opportunity to review progress achieved in Latin America and the Caribbean on averting, minimizing and addressing displacement related to the adverse effects of climate change in line with the recommendations of the Task Force on Displacement (TFD) since 2015. Specifically, this session seeks to share evidence, effective practices and discuss opportunities for scaling up action and support at the national and regional level. It will enable discussion around major challenges and needs in the region, and identify opportunities for the replication of successful initiatives and action on managing risks related to human mobility in the context of the adverse effects of climate change. Speakers will include Government representatives from Chile and Peru, climate change specialists as well as representatives from the International Organization for Migration, the Platform on Disaster Displacement, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage and others.
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