Internal Displacement in the Context of the Slow-Onset Adverse Effects of Climate Change

Number of Pages: 
76
Year: 
2020
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This document is submitted by IOM, pursuant to the call for inputs by the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons on “Internal displacement in the context of the slow-onset adverse effects of climate change”. Through this submission, IOM intends to support the development of the upcoming report on the issue of internal displacement linked to slow-onset natural hazards in the context of the adverse effects of climate change, to be presented to the United Nations General Assembly in October 2020. This submission is based on the work of IOM in its support to States in protecting the human rights of displaced persons, migrants and other populations affected by slow-onset events and processes, presenting the Organization’s experiences, perspectives and activities.

Table of contents: 
  • ACRONYMS
  • SCOPE OF THIS SUBMISSION
    • Slow-onset events and processes in the context of climate change
    • Impacts on people and their mobility
    • Conceptualizing displacement in the context of slow-onset events and processes
  • 1. SAMPLES OF NATIONAL AND REGIONAL LAWS AND POLICIES RELEVANT TO INTERNAL DISPLACEMENT IN THE CONTEXT OF DISASTERS AND CLIMATE CHANGE
    • Integration of environmental concerns in national laws and policies related to human mobility
    • Integration of displacement and population movements in national climate change policies
    • Integration of displacement and population movements in national DRR strategies
    • Relevant international and regional frameworks
  • 2. AVAILABLE DATA AND EVIDENCE ON INTERNAL DISPLACEMENT LINKED TO SLOW-ONSET NATURAL HAZARDS
    • Challenges and gaps
    • Available evidence
    • Innovative practices and other available options for data collection
  • 3. CLIMATE CHANGE-RELATED INTERNAL DISPLACEMENT AND THE ENJOYMENT OF HUMAN RIGHTS BY SPECIFIC GROUPS
    • Ecosystem-dependent livelihoods and indigenous groups
    • Women, men, boys and girls
    • Other groups
    • Inclusive, rights-based approaches
  • 4. IOM’S RESPONSES TO INTERNAL DISPLACEMENT IN THE CONTEXT OF SLOW-ONSET EVENTS
    • A. Prevent the conditions that might lead to displacement in the context of slow-onset events and processes
    • B Promoting mobility (including planned relocations) as a strategy to minimize the factors compelling people’s movement
    • C. Preparing for displacement in the context of slow-onset events and processes
    • D. Protect and assist those internally displaced in disaster situations
    • E. Provide effective remedies, overcome protracted displacement and support durable solutions
  • 5. THE IMPACT OF HEALTH CRISES ON CLIMATE CHANGE-RELATED INTERNAL DISPLACEMENT
  • 6. HOW CLIMATE CHANGE AND CONFLICT COMBINE TO ACT AS DRIVERS AND CAUSES OF INTERNAL DISPLACEMENT, AND WHAT SPECIFIC COMBINED EFFECTS THEY HAVE ON INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS
  • 7. SLOW-ONSET EVENTS AND PROCESSES, POPULATION MOVEMENTS AND URBAN AREAS
    • Slow onset processes and movements toward urban areas
    • Slow onset processes and their impacts on urban areas
  • ENDNOTES
  • KEY IOM READINGS