Showing posts with label climate change refugees. Show all posts
Showing posts with label climate change refugees. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

COP21: 'Climate change refugees are already a reality'

The threat of a future tide of refugees is being cited often by world leaders as they push for a new global pact at the COP21 climate summit in Paris. But on some islands in the Indian Ocean, climate refugees are already a reality.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Climate change and its consequences: climate poverty and environmental refugees

...Climate change first received international attention at the Rio Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. As one of the Summit results, the ‘UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)’ was adopted for action to “stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system".

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Cyclone Komen further burdens thousands of displaced people in western Myanmar (UN agencies)

UN,  4 August 2015 – Sweeping across western Myanmar last week, Cyclone Komen has caused extensive damage in the region, hampering assessment and relief efforts, including to areas where thousands of displaced people are living, the United Nations refugee agency reported today.

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Rising Sea Levels Not Reversible in Foreseeable Future

Scientists say the sea levels are rising and will continue to do so indefinitely.  Coastal communities around the world are already feeling the impact of the rising waters. Many cities and towns are adapting to this new reality. Their response has been photographed and is being presented at an exhibit called Sink or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change.

Friday, March 06, 2015

Climate change ‘threatens self-determination’ of citizens in island States, UN rights council told

UN, 6 March 2015 – In the United Nations Human Rights Council today, senior UN officials joined high-level delegates from Pacific Island States that are on the frontline of the global battle against sea-level rise to examine the potentially devastating impact of climate change on human rights.

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