Human mobility and climate change adaptation – UNU and Nansen Initiative present new policy brief

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  • 2014•06•03     Bonn

    A first time look at how human mobility features in the national adaptation planning processes of developing and developed countries, with contributions from leading scholars, practitioners and professionals from the international policy process as well as updates from the Nansen Initiative consultations in the Pacific, Central America and the Greater Horn of Africa.


    Dr Koko Warner, Senior Researcher at UN University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)

    Ms Hannah Entwisle Chapuisat, Research Officer, Nansen Initiative Secretariat

    What: A press briefing launching the new United Nations University and Nansen Initiative joint policy brief “Integrating Human Mobility Issues within National Adaptation Plans.”

    When: Thursday, 5 June, 11:00 – 11:30 Central European Time (CET)

    Where: Haydn Room, Maritime Hotel Bonn


    The most recent IPCC report indicates that no continent is untouched by climate change impacts. Climate stressors such as sea-level rise, hurricanes, intensified and more frequent droughts mean that more and more people will be uprooted. This joint policy brief between the United Nations University and the Nansen Initiative comes at a milestone period, as countries have begun submitting their National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) for initial feedback and are preparing for an international climate agreement in Paris 2015.

    Live stream:

    To watch the live stream of the press briefing, please visit the UNFCCC webcast page Thursday, 5 June, 11:00 – 11:30 Central European Time (CET).