Changing Climate, Moving People: Framing Migration, Displacement and Planned Relocation

Koko Warner, Tamer Afifi, Walter Kaelin, Scott Leckie, Beth Ferris, Susan F. Martin, David Wrathall


In December 2010, the 16th Conference of Parties (COP16) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) agreed upon the Cancún Adaptation Framework. The framework introduced paragraph 14f which – for the first time in an internationally agreed climate policy – considered climate induced migration, displacement and planned reloca- tion. Seven months later, in June 2011, the Nansen Conference on Climate Change and Displacement in the 21st century con- vened to address the climatic challenges facing our planet and their current and future implications for human displacement.