Almost 25 million people have been displaced last year by 1,900 climate and weather-related disasters. In addition to having to endure loss of loved ones, homes, ways of life and
Almost 25 million people have been displaced last year by 1,900 climate and weather-related disasters. In addition to having to endure loss of loved ones, homes, ways of life and sources of livelihood, communities displaced by extreme weather events find themselves denied of their fundamental human rights. The climate crisis is not on a ‘pandemic break.’
Millions of people displaced by disasters face a triple whammy in the face of the global pandemic. Their vulnerability stems from poverty and social exclusion, with many of them coming from countries with already strained public health systems and infrastructure. And now with the Covid-19 pandemic, they are especially at risk in overcrowded relocation camps, with very limited access to clean water, sanitation, and healthcare. And although the Covid-19 knows no borders, many governments have responded with severe restrictions on mobility. Climate migrants fall through the cracks of international refugee and immigration policy.
The mass displacement of communities has principally been approached as a humanitarian issue, hence the critique that efforts have been mostly reactive, i.e. responding to emergencies and disasters. In our workshop we want to jointly elaborate strategies on how the climate justice movement can build solidarity and activism to support the fight for the rights of climate migrants.
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Tetet Lauron (Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung), Lorenz Goesta Beutin (Member of German Bundestag DIE LINKE) and other speakers TBC
Organised in collaboration with:
Part of From the Ground Up: Global Gathering for Climate Justice – a space for our movements to come together, strategise, and build power for systemic change.
(Friday) 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm