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Call for Presentations: Rectifying the Protection Gap for ‘Climate Refugees’: Where next         

Source: Ejil Talk

March 24, 2019

 Following on from the 2016 UN Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, many States have adopted two UN General Assembly Compacts, one on migrants and the other on refugees. At the same time the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Task Force on Displacement reported its findings to the 24th Conference of the Parties at Katowice. This workshop aims to assess the outcomes of the Global Compacts and the Task Force, to identify their contributions to ongoing attempts to construct better protection mechanisms for those forced to move as a result of the effects of climate change, and to discuss ways of ensuring that these texts are translated into concrete developments in global policy and governance. The workshop will take place on 6 June 2019 at the University of London. Please send an abstract of no more than 500 words to Simon Behrman (simon.behrman {at} rhul.ac(.)uk ) and Avidan Kent (avidan.kent {at} uea.ac(.)uk) by Friday 6 April 2019.

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