Briefing Paper: Climate Change as a Driver for Displacement

The UNHCR High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges; Understanding and addressing root causes of displacement was held in Geneva, Switzerland on 16-17th December 2015, just three days after the adoption of the Paris Agreements under the UNFCCC. This briefing paper presents the issue with some background and offers insights gained from the dialogue. Specific adaptation and disaster risk reduction strategies and measures are not discussed here as more material on these topics is available on the Irish Aid Climate Change and Development Learning Platform website.

Date published: 
January 2016
Author(s): 
Gemma O'Reilly
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No. of pages: 
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