The environment has always been a driver of migration, as people flee to survive natural disasters or, faced with harsh and deteriorating environmental conditions, move to seek opportunities elsewhere. Climate change is expected to exacerbate sudden- and slow-onset disasters and gradual environmental degradation. |
Forced Migration Review Issue 59, October 2018: Twenty Years of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement
The Committee on International Lae and Sea Level Rise adopted Resolution 6/2018 at the 78th Conference of the International Law Association, held in Sydney, Australia, 19–24 August 2018.
The second meeting of the Task Force on Displacement took place on 13-14 September 2018, in Bonn, Germany. The aim of the meeting was to finalize the "recommendations for integrated approaches to avert, minimize and address displacement related to the adverse impacts of climate change” as mandated by COP21.