Climate change induced displacement: Leveraging transnational advocacy networks to address operational gaps

February 21, 2017
Climate change induced displacement: Leveraging transnational advocacy networks to address operational gaps

Original article on by Carr Center's Senior Fellow Steven Livingston and Joseph Guay

According to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, “Few aspects of the human endeavor…are isolated from possible impacts in a changing climate. The interconnectedness of the Earth system makes it impossible to draw a confined boundary around climate change impact, adaptations, and vulnerability.”1 This includes human population displacements, which amounted to a staggering 51.2 million refugees, asylum-seekers, and internally displaced people (IDPs) in 2013.2

Unfortunately, as the frequency, duration, and intensity of extreme events affecting populations are on the rise, the humanitarian aid community is stretched thin in the face of multiple complex emergencies and protracted challenges around the world

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