Online Discussion Panel from the Environmental Justice Foundation

I have posted before about the Environmental Justice Foundation which is a UK-based NGO working internationally to protect the natural environment and human rights. Their “Climate Refugees: No Place Like Home” campaign is dedicated to arguing the case of those displaced by climate climate change, putting the call to governments and our political leaders for […]

COP15 Roundup from a Climate Change, Migration and Displacement Focus

The UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen convened last Friday. Unfortunately, due to lack of free (and working) internet access during my visit, I wasn’t able to update the blog as often as I wanted. However, here is a roundup of the second week migration and displacement events that I attended at COP15 as well […]

Entries Added to Final Draft Agreement Before Copenhagen

Approximately 4,500 participants, including delegates from 181 countries met in Barcelona on November 2-6 to take part in the last round of the UNFCCC Climate Change Talks before the upcoming and historic UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (COP15) in less than 2 weeks. In front of them was the current revised version of the […]

African Union Recognizes Environmental Displacement in New Groundbreaking Convention

The African Union (AU), which is an intergovernmental organization consisting of 52 African states, held the Special Summit for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa this week. It took place in Kampala, Uganda and concluded yesterday, running from October 19 to October 23. The theme of the summit was “Addressing the […]

Video: "Climate Change: Migration and Displacement" Focus Session at the 2009 Global Humanitarian Forum

The annual Global Humanitarian Forum is an independent and impartial global platform where different members of the global society collaborate in order to overcome key humanitarian concerns. The 2009 Forum entitled “Human Impact of Climate Change” took place in Geneva this past June and was focused on the human dimensions and impacts of climate change, […]

Video: Kenya and the Realities of Rural to Urban Migration

Erratic weather patterns and increasing droughts and floods due to climate change are causing people in rural Kenya to migrate to the urban centre of Nairobi. There is evidence that already crowded slums are being overwhelmed by constant arrivals of people who are seeking a better life due to loss of rural livelihoods in the southeastern […]