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Climate Displacement and Dignity: the Needs of the Most Vulnerable Countries
19 September, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) and the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice are jointly organizing a climate justice dialogue entitled “Climate Displacement and Dignity: the Needs of the Most Vulnerable Countries” on the margins of the UN Summit: Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants on 19 September in New York. Climate displacement is a growing issue faced by millions of people and its impacts can be felt at the international, regional, national and sub-national levels. As climate change disproportionately affects the socio-economic development of the most vulnerable countries in the world including LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS, climate-induced migration both within and across borders in those countries deserves immediate attention and effective response from the international community. Within this context, this meeting aims to share experiences and identify challenges faced by LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS in coping with climate displacement, and brainstorm on a strategy for a cohesive international approach across current international processes to protect climate displaced people.
Participation is by invitation only.