Climate change, natural disasters, and human displacement: a UNHCR perspective

This report contains UNHCR’s preliminary perpsectives on the complex and evolving nexus between climate change displacement and cross-border movements within the current international framework. It addresses a range of displacement scenarios and challenges, including the case of ‘sinking’ small island states and refugee movements provoked by armed conflict rooted in environmental factors. In addition, this report contributes to the debate regarding legal terminology in the 1951 UN Refugee Convention and provides key points regarding UNHCR’s overarching policy and objectives in combatting the root causes and effects of climate change.  

Are you sure you want to delete this "resource"?
This item will be deleted immediately. You cannot undo this action.
File Name File Size Download
climate_change_displacement.pdf 137 KB

Related Resources

Report
03 Sep 2020
This is the presentation by Tun Wang on 29 September, 2020, at the CAP Implementation Workshop hosted by ITU as a video conference.
Tags: Report, Early Warning Systems
Case Study, Report
26 Mar 2015
This report discusses the role of science and technology in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and management and provides commitments on behalf of the science and technology communities to assist with the implementation of the post-2015 framework for dis...
Tags: Case Study, Report, Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Management
Video
12 Jan 2015
An infographic released by the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization details the impact climate change will have global food production in the decades to come. The Inforgraphichttp://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-image… Subscribe t...
Tags: Video, Climate Change Adaptation, Food Security