Live online conference: Climate Change, Disasters and Human Mobility
Thursday, 24 November, 12.30 - 13.30 CET
IDMC's Head of Data & Analysis Justin Ginnetti will join a a panel to talk about climate change, disasters and human mobility. Every year, millions of people are forced to leave their homes because of floods, tropical storms, droughts, glacier melting, earthquakes and other natural hazards. Due to changes in the environment, more and more people will migrate in coming years, in particular within and between developing countries. The presentation draws from two projects “Migration, environment and climate change: Evidence for policy” (MECLEP) and “Climate change and displacement: Building an evidence base and equipping States with tools and guidance for action”.
More info about the conference here: https://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/news-and-events/infopoint-lunchtime-conference-climate-change-disasters-and-human-mobility_en
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IDMC and the OSCE, in Vienna
Special Human Dimension Committee Meeting on the Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of IDPs and Refugees, 15 September 2016
Conflicts and other phenomena across the OSCE region have resulted in the displacement of vast amounts of people from their places of residence. According to the UNHCR by the end of 2015 there were 4,8 million refugees and 2,8 million IDPs within the OSCE area. Their basic human rights and fundamental freedoms are often violated. Following the request of several participating States to tackle the issue of refugees and IDPs in the framework of the OSCE Human Dimension, the German Chairmanship of the OSCE and the Finnish Chair of the Human Dimension Committee have decided to hold a Special Human Dimension Committee Meeting on this important topic in Vienna on 15 September 2016.
The meeting will draw from the knowledge of expert speakers and representatives of participating States, as well as relevant OSCE structures and institutions and the civil society.
IDMC's Director Alexandra Bilak will be presenting at the opening session at 10AM.
INTERNAL DISPLACEMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE
From 27 to 29 July NRC/IDMC will take part in a technical meeting on migration, displacement and human mobility in Casablanca, Morocco. The event, organized by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), will bring together members of the Executive Committee (ExCom) of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), national and regional experts, representatives from international and United Nations organizations as well as the academic community to "Enhance the understanding of and expertise on how the impacts of climate change are affecting patterns of migration, displacement and human mobility; and the application of such understanding and expertise".
The meeting came out of discussions at the second meeting of the ExCom that took place in Bonn in May 2016, where the work on establishing a Task Force on Displacement was initiated. IDMC submitted this joint submission with partner members of the Advisory Group on Human Mobility and Climate Change ahead of those meetings, and delivered this statement on behalf of the Advisory Group at an ExCom side event on the topic of non-economic losses.
On 18 May, IDMC’s latest research and evidence was presented to over 55 delegates to the Bonn conference by our Senior Strategic Advisor, Michelle Yonetani at a side event, alongside other members of the Advisory Group. The event was reported on by the UNFCCC newsroom: “New Data Brings New Answers on Climate Migration, Experts Set Out Latest Advances in Bonn”.
IDMC at ECOSOC
IDMC will be at ECOSOC for two side events on 27 and 28 June 2016:
- The humanitarian data landscape: from local to global use and impact (more information below)
- Addressing protracted internal displacement: a multi-faceted challenge.
The event's concept note is available here.