Integrating Displaced Populations into National Climate Change Policy and Planning

Submitted by on Tue, 05/07/2024 - 12:44

The enjoyment of human rights by displaced populations and their communities is directly affected by the adverse effects of climate change and environmental degradation throughout the displacement cycle, in places of origin, transit and destination.

The international community should be encouraged to include displaced populations in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), while addressing the adaptation needs of highly vulnerable communities.

Aim of the policy brief is to create a strategic and operational bridge between the humanitarian, development, and climate change and environment fields. There are multiple climate-related impacts and risks that interact with non-climate and environmental factors facing protracted displacement of populations; but these risks are currently not sufficiently well understood. Both host and displaced communities rely heavily on the goods and services provided by the same ecosystems to access food, water, energy and income.