Task Force on Displacement Stakeholder Meeting “Recommendations for integrated approaches to avert, minimize and address displacement related to the adverse impacts of climate change”

The Executive Committee (Excom) of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage (WIM) established the Task Force on Displacement in March 2017 to develop recommendations for integrated approaches to avert, minimize and address displacement related to the adverse impacts of climate change, in accordance with their mandate outlined in COP Decision 49, adopted at the twenty-first Conference of the Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held in Paris in 2015.

On behalf of the Task Force on Displacement, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD) organized a Stakeholder Meeting on “Recommendations for integrated approaches to avert, minimize and address displacement related to the adverse impacts of climate change”. The meeting brought together the Members of the Task Force as well as key stakeholders working on the human mobility and climate change nexus. The aim of the meeting was to take stock of progress under the different areas of the Task Force's workplan and inform the development of the intergrated recommendations that will be presented at COP24 in Katowice, Poland. The meeting wasorganized with the financial support of the Federal Government of Germany.

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

On behalf of the Task Force on Displacement established by the Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage (WIM), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD) are pleased to invite submission of relevant inputs and materials for the upcoming  Stakeholder Meeting on “Recommendations for integrated approaches to avert, minimize and address displacement related to the adverse impacts of climate change” that will be held in Bogis-Bossey, Switzerland, from 14 to 15 May 2018.

 
The submissions are to inform the drafting of recommendations by the Task Force on Displacement. They should be in line with the objectives of the Stakeholder Meeting, which seeks “to consider inputs and findings from a wider set of stakeholders, including States, on integrated approaches based on good practices and lessons learned, with a specific focus on the experience of developing countries that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change.” Contributions should complement the topics already addressed in the Task Force’s Workplan and focus on one or both the following topics:
  1. Integrated approaches based on good practices and lessons learned at relevant levels (subnational to global) to avert, minimize and address displacement related to the adverse impacts of climate change;
  2. Possible measures to address key legal, policy and institutional challenges for integrated approaches to avert, minimize and address displacement related to the adverse impacts of climate change.
The relevant submissions will be made available to the participants at the Stakeholder Meeting, including the Members of the Task Force on Displacement, if they meet the above mentioned criteria. They will also be featured on the IOM Environmental Migration Portal dedicated webpage: www.environmentalmigration.iom.int/iom-pdd-task-force-displacement-stakeholder-meeting.
 
Please submit your contributions by e-mail to mecchq@iom.int and info@disasterdisplacement.org in PDF format no later than 7th of May 2018. If you require additional information, kindly write to Ileana Sinziana Puscas, IOM-PDD Research Officer, at ispuscas@iom.int.
 

 

SUBMISSIONS

Changemaker Norway submission

Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice (MRFCJ) submission

Oxfam submission

Tamara Wood, Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at the Faculty of Law, UNSW

The potential role of free movement agreements in addressing climate change-related movement in Africa

International Labour Organization (ILO)

Labour migration, climate change and decent work

Deltares

Water, Peace and Security

Alaska Institute for Justice

Climate Change, Displacement and community relocation: Lessons from Alaska

Rights, Resilience and Community-led Relocation

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Addressing human rights protection gaps in the context of migration and displacement of persons across international borders resulting from the adverse effects of climate change and supporting the adaptation and mitigation plans of developing countries to bridge the protection gaps

Summary of the panel discussion on human rights, climate change, migrants and persons displaced across international borders

The slow onset effects of climate change and human rights protection for cross-border migrants

OHCHR’s key messages on human rights, climate change and migration

Principles and Guidance, supported by practical guidance, on the human rights protection of migrants in vulnerable situations

Principles and guidance on the human rights protection of migrants in vulnerable situations

Refugees International

Recommendations for Integrated Approaches to Avert, Minimize and Address Displacement Related to the Adverse Impacts of Climate Change: Integrating Climate Displacement Risk into National Laws and Policies

Accelerating Threats from Climate Change: Disasters and Displacement in Myanmar

Philippines: Post-Typhoon Resettlement plan carriers risk

Wetlands International

Water Shocks: Wetlands and Human Migration in the Sahel_Fact Sheet

Water Shocks: Wetlands and Human Migration in the Sahel

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

Building Capacities of Women to Enhance Adaptive Capacity of Migrant-Sending Households in Udayapur District, Nepal: Process Documentation and Learning