Τίτλος: Launching a dialogue on climate migration

28.02.24

WWF Greece and the Greek Council for Refugees are launching a public dialogue in the context of a joint research project on "climate refugees". In this pre-consultation on climate migration, we invite experts to participate by submitting comments, with the aim of formulating proposals for the definition and protection status of "climate refugees". The pre-consultation is also open to interested members of the general public.  

With the climate crisis manifesting itself with devastating consequences in every corner of the globe, the issue of human migration due to worsening climate conditions is of increasing concern not only to researchers but also to civil society, international organisations and, of course, the legal community. The challenge faced by states and Europe in particular, given the increase in average global temperatures, will push an increasing number of people to migrate due to unsustainable living conditions. It is therefore necessary to take the appropriate measures and necessary political initiatives that will evolve the existing framework of human rights and protection for people forced to move due to the effects of the climate crisis.

The pre-consultation on the development of policy proposals for the definition and protection of "climate refugees" will be hosted until 26 March 2024 on the public dialogue platform on nature and climate "ECODIALOGUES" of WWF Greece. The text is accompanied by a relevant analytical framework in the Library section. The comments submitted by participants will be evaluated by our project team in order to formulate more detailed proposals. In the next stage of the process we will consult on our detailed proposals which, once finalised, will be made public and presented to relevant national and European institutions in the summer of 2024.

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