The effects of climate change – including rising sea levels, heavier floods, more frequent and severe storms, and drought – will cause large-scale human displacement. Although precise figures cannot be known, it is possible that, by 2050, as many as 200 million people could be overtaken by such events. This paper addressed the problem of climate change displacement, proposing a draft Convention for Persons Displaced by Climate Change (the Convention), which would establish an international regime for the status and treatment of such persons.

Speaker: David Hodgkinson, The Hodgkinson Group

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