Climate induced displacement a stark reality for Pacific islands 9 November 2016, UNFCCC COP22, Marrakech, Morocco - Appropriate measures to minimise the negative impacts that the likelihood of climate change induced migration will have on Pacific islanders needs to be fully understood.Globally, forced displacement related to disasters as well as the adverse effects of climate is a reality and among the biggest humanitarian challenges facing the international community in the 21st century.

According to the Platform for Disaster Displacement, formerly the Nansen Initiative, between 2008 and 2014 a total of 184.4 million people were displaced by sudden-onset disasters, an average of 26.4 million people newly displaced each year.... More detail