Implementing the Task Force on Displacement Recommendations through Loss and Damage Policy and Practice
A contribution to loss and damage discussions from a human mobility perspective” from a group of human mobility organizations engaged in climate change policy discussions on Loss & Damage(names on the last page of the document).
Attached are also the TFD recommendations, in case useful to read together.
This is a first submission, as we expect the discussions to evolve and for narratives to change. What we know now is the following:
As highlighted by the latest IPCC Synthesis Report (AR6), climate and weather hazards, both sudden and slow-onset, are increasingly driving displacement across regions.
- Displacement occurs as a consequence of the Loss and Damage (L&D) people suffer.
- For people affected by climate change, displacement is also a form of non-economic L&D, and a driver of L&D.
- Displacement generates and perpetuates vulnerability to the adverse effects of climate change.
This document aims to promote the full uptake of the TFD Recommendations into the relevant L&D processes by formulating 3 main recommendations:
Displacement and its impacts need to be accounted for when assessing Loss & Damage and resulting funding decisions and arrangements
Action and Support on Loss & Damage need to integrate displacement, in order to reduce the adverse impacts individuals, communities and societies suffer.
- All displaced persons and people affected by displacement should have direct access to loss and damage planning, decision-making and funding to ensure effective response.