Climate change and disasters are already having far-reaching impacts on human mobility globally. In the absence of significant and scaled-up global mitigation and adaptation efforts, the risks posed by climate change are likely to continue, contributing to the movement of people both within countries and across international borders. To ensure that such movement is safe and dignified, we need a range of rights-based responses.
That is the focus of the new Kaldor Centre Principles on Climate Mobility.
The Principles are grounded in evidence and informed by proven good practices. Their recommendations are not prescriptive – there is no one-size-fits-all approach to climate mobility. Instead, they offer a toolkit that can be tailored to specific circumstances.
The Principles address a broad range of laws, policies and practices that can impact those who want to remain at home as well as those who move. Holistic, interconnected, comprehensive and adaptable, they address all forms of mobility – displacement, migration, evacuations and planned relocations – as well as immobility.
The Kaldor Centre Principles on Climate Mobility aim to guide legal and policy responses that will safeguard people’s fundamental human rights and principles of climate justice, now and into the future.