Paris COP 21 agreement and decisions must include human mobility

  • 2015•10•22     Bonn



    Koko Warner, Lead Scientist, United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)

    Nina M.Birkeland, Senior Advisor, Disaster and Climate Change, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

    Mariam Traore Chazalnoel, Associate Expert, Migration, Environment and Climate Change, International Organization for Migration (IOM)

    Marine Franck, Climate Change Officer, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

    WHAT: Press briefing

    WHEN: Thursday 22 October 2015, 13:00-13:30 (CEST)

    WHERE: Press Conference Room NAIROBI 4 in the World Conference Center Bonn and live web cast.

    According to NRC/IDMC, floods, earthquakes, tropical storms and volcanic eruptions forced 184 million people to leave their homes between 2008 and 2014, an average of 26 million per year and the equivalent of one person per second. Climate change is expected to increase numbers and lead to more displacement. Some projections suggest that a one meter rise in sea level could mean that 150 million people will have to leave their homes unless urgent mitigation measures are undertaken. The Paris agreement offers an unprecedented opportunity to address this issue, and it cannot be missed.

    Representatives from the Advisory Group on Climate Change and Human mobility will present the reasons why Paris COP21 agreement and decisions must include human mobility.