COP22 side event: confronting climate-induced migration in climate and disaster policy

17 November 2016 18:30 - 20:00 UTC
Side event

Chair

Emily Wilkinson - Acting Head of the Risk and Resilience Programme, ODI

Speakers

Verona Collantes - Intergovernmental Specialist, UN Women

Justin Ginnetti - Head of Department, Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre

Kit Vaughan - Director of Poverty, Environment & Climate Change Network, CARE International

Pepetua Latasi - Co-chair, Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage

Description

This event highlights progress  made and gaps in addressing climate-induced migration and displacement in the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement, Intended Nationally Determined Contributions and National Adaptation Plans, and in other related disaster risk reduction and development frameworks. The panel aim to identify concrete policy actions needed: from an international agreement on climate-induced migration, to regional integration policies, and greater alignment across national adaptation and risk management plans.

This event is in the EU Pavilion which is located in the Blue Zone, where an official UNFCCC pass is required to attend.