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Climate displacement: towards a pragmatic global response


Effective practices and perspectives of actors across sectors

in regions vulnerable to climate change

Saturday 6 November 2021| 14:15 - 15:15 Geneva time

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In this event, a range of stakeholders will take stock of progress made to address climate change-related displacement in recent years and present effective practices and perspectives across sectors and actors in vulnerable regions. Examples will be presented from climate hotspots of South Asia (Bangladesh), West Pacific (Fiji), and MENA region (Iraq/Syria) to explore untapped opportunities for addressing the challenges ahead. A case study from Egypt will be presented to highlight the importance of multi-stakeholder approach in enhancing resilience of vulnerable communities.

Additionally, progress made under the UNFCCC WIM Task Force on Displacement will be discussed on how to move the human mobility forward as part of the climate change negotiations.



  • Role of regional cooperation in achieving climate resilience, Ambassador Shahira Wahbi, League of Arab States
  • Climate change and displacement, Anare Leweniqila, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Fiji to the UN and other international organizations in Geneva

  • Progress made under the UNFCCC WIM Task Force on Displacement Secretariat, Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD)

  • Strengthening evidence-based policy to address climate change displacement for a resilient ‘Blue Pacific’, Nacanieli Bolo, Project Manager from the Pacific region, IDMC

  • Enhancing community resilience to reduce displacement from coastal Bangladesh, Shamim Arfeen, Executive Director, AOSED and Prof. Md. Mustafa Saroar, Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET)

  • National Examples from Bangladesh, Habibun Nahar M.P. Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

  • National Examples from Bangladesh, Dr. Ainun Nishat, Head of Negotiation Team, Government of Bangladesh or Syed Aminul Hoque, Coastal Association for Social Transformation Trust (COAST)

  • Enhancing Resilience through good governance – A case study from Egypt, Ghada Ahmadein, Programme Manager, RAED

  • Climate crisis hitting the Middle East: impacts of drought in Syria and Iraq, experiences and stories of vulnerable communities and displaced populations, key steps and action needed, Samah Hadid, Middle East Head of Advocacy, Media and Communication - Norwegian Refugee Council