COP24 side event: Recommendations of the Task Force on Displacement
Date 06 Dec 2018 at 13:15-14:45
Venue International Congress Centre, Room Pieniny, Refreshments will be provided
Organizers Executive Committee of the WIM, and Task Force on Displacement Members
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Background

Every year, millions of people are forced to leave their homes due to floods, tropical storms, droughts, and other climate-related changes. Following COP21 in Paris, a Task Force on Displacement was established to develop recommendations to avert, minimize and address displacement in the context of the adverse effects of climate change.

After two years of compiling evidence, conducting studies, identifying effective practices and consulting stakeholders, the recommendations have been presented by WIM Excom to Parties for their consideration. COP24 will be a decisive moment, allowing Parties to consider the recommendations and discuss how they can support solutions to some of the key challenges of displacement related to the adverse effects of climate change. The outcomes of these considerations at COP24 will be critical in influencing how the international community will forge a comprehensive approach to preempt, plan for and address such displacement.

This event will present the recommendations and clearly define what is at stake, why the recommendations are important and where to go from here.

SPEAKERS: WIM Excom, Task Force on Displacement Members, Governments