The Peninsula Principles have been formally acknowledged in a major report to the UN general assembly.
The most recent report to the United Nations General Assembly by the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Climate Change, Ian Fry, includes a full paragraph on the Peninsula Principles and their vital role in providing guidance to states wishing to protect the rights of climate displaced persons, both those under threat and those already displaced.
MAJOR U.N. REPORT
The Climate Change and Displacement Initiative is an ongoing initiative instigated in 2009 designed to find practical and viable housing, land and property solutions for climate displaced persons.
Through rights-based and innovative policy and strategy development, targeted workshops, network building, awareness raising, publications, original research and other activities, the Initiative seeks both to inform the world of the massive scale of displacement which will affect forced climate migrants in the years and decades to come, and to advocate for rights-based solutions to this form of displacement, both within the nations affected and through regional and international resettlement initiatives.
Care about climate change? See how you can directly support climate displaced families in Bangladesh.
When you buy Raw Products you help build houses for climate displaced people in Bangladesh. Have a look at the new film on DS’s One House, One Family at a time project where we build homes for some of Bangladesh’s most vulnerable climate-affected families.
DS is planning a series of events and project throughout 2023 to commemorate the Principles and will soon begin announcing these. If you or your organisation would be interested in hosting an event, please get in touch!
BUILDING HOMES FOR CLIMATE DISPLACED FAMILIES.
If you ever wanted to DO SOMETHING for climate displaced people, this is your chance to show your altruism and compassion and directly make a difference in building a better world.
You can support the initiative by donating to our GoFundMe campaign.
DS and YPSA are delighted to announce the launch of Phase 3 of our One House, One Family at a time project in Bangladesh where we raise funds and build permanent homes for some of this country’s most vulnerable climate displaced families.
We are currently expanding this project to include projects in Papua New Guinea, Panama, India & Sri Lanka.
LIFE ON A VANISHING ATOLL
A new short film produced by Displacement Solutions chronicles the very real changes facing the people of Ontong Java, as they face an uncertain future.
Displacement Solutions (DS) works to empower displaced people and refugees to exercise their right to return and have restored to them their original homes, lands and properties. DS works together with and on behalf of people who have been displaced not only by conflict, forced eviction or other human rights abuses, but also natural disaster, climate change or other circumstances beyond their control. DS assists in finding alternative solutions such as compensation or resettlement if this is their wish. Read more…
This short four-minute DS film about land solutions to climate displacement provides a short overview of why land lies at the core of repairing climate displacement and how much land the world will need to find solutions for the world’s growing climate displaced population.
The effects of climate change are already upon us no matter where we are. In this short film, Scott Leckie shares his thoughts on the very real consequences of global warming on Australia’s Mornington Peninsula and beyond…
THE LAND SEEKERS
Our work around the world with climate displaced communities has shown DS time and time again that land lies at the core of rights-based solutions to climate displacement. This short film contains interviews of some of the world’s first ‘landseekers’ who work tirelessly in support of climate displaced communities everywhere.
ONE HOUSE AT A TIME
Displacement Solutions has been working to solve climate displacement in Bangladesh. We’ve already built one small village, and we’ve produced this video on the ‘One house, one family at a time project’ as an appeal to help us build another village.
Climate displacement is happening today. Research carried out by Displacement Solutions since 2008 in all corners of the earth has revealed the worrying scale of contemporary climate displacement that is already affecting millions of people across the globe. DS has developed a world displacement map indicating where climate displacement is occurring, the number of people it is currently affecting, and other sources of information about these growing numbers of areas, all of which require greater attention and support from the international community.
The map enables viewers to click on various climate displacement hotspots, and provides the user with detailed information about the particular challenges facing the affected communities. If you have further information about climate displacement in your location, please feel free to submit this to Displacement Solutions for possible inclusion in updating versions of the world climate displacement map.
We hope viewers will find this map useful and we welcome any feedback you would like to provide, which you can submit to firstname.lastname@example.org