2 May, 2017

What does it mean to “address displacement” under the UNFCCC? An analysis of the negotiations process and the role of research


Olivia Serdeczny

This discussion paper traces the inclusion of human mobility under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Specifically, it investigates the mandate “to develop recommendations for integrated approaches to avert, minimise and address displacement related to the adverse impacts of climate change” that was given to the task force on displacement, the establishment of which was decided in the context of negotiations on the Paris Agreement.