Global Estimates 2012: People Displaced by Disasters is a newly-released report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC). It finds that "98% of all displacement in 2012 [an estimated 32.4 million people] was related to climate- and weather-related events... ." Follow the link to access the text of the report, a press release, global estimates highlights, and a map.
Other recent publications:
Climate Change, Environmental Degradation, and Migration, Commission Staff Working Document, no. SWD(2013) 138 final (European Commission, April 2013) [text]
CRED Crunch, no. 31 (March 2013) [full-text]
- Provides data for natural disasters in 2012.
Measuring Disasters' Full Impact (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, May 2013) [access]
"Wet Feet Marching: Climate Justice and Sustainable Development for Climate Displaced Nations in the South Pacific," Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, vol. 14, no. 1 (2012) [full-text]
Where the Sea has Risen too High Already (IPS, April 2013) [text]
New web site:
The Nansen Initiative: Disaster-induced Cross-border Displacement [access]
- "The Nansen Initiative is a state-led, bottom-up consultative process intended to build consensus on how to address the needs of people displaced across international borders in the context of slow- and sudden-onset natural disasters, including the adverse effects of climate change." Note the emphasis on "cross-border" not internal displacement (see FAQs for more info.). The first round of regional consultations is due to take place in the Cook Islands, on 21-24 May 2013. Follow the link for a background paper, concept note, desk review, agenda, and participants' list.
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