Event type
Workshop

Planned Relocation in the Context of Natural Disasters and Slow Onset Effects of Climate Change

October
23
,
2016
Venue
MC 6-100
Location
Washington DC
Applicable countries
United States
Event description

Georgetown University, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and UN University1 have been engaged in developing Guidance for States and other stakeholders on planned relocation in the context of natural disasters and the slow onset effects of climate change. Planned relocation has been defined for this purpose as: “a planned process in which persons or groups of persons move or are assisted to move away from their homes or places of temporary residence, are settled in a new location, and provided with the conditions for rebuilding their lives. Planned Relocation is carried out under the authority of the State, takes place within national borders, and is undertaken to protect people from risks and impacts related to disasters and environmental change, including the effects of climate change. Such Planned Relocation may be carried out at the individual, household, and/or community levels.”

Speakers

Dilip Ratha, Susan Martin

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