An average of 22.5 million people have been displaced each year by climate or weather-related disasters (for example floods, droughts or devastating storms) in the last seven years - equivalent to 62,000 people every day .
On Human Rights Day we asked our supporters to stand up for the rights of climate refugees. Thank you to everyone who has signed so far – if you haven’t already please do sign the petition.
These climate refugees have no legal status in international law, leaving them vulnerable and unsupported. It’s clear we need a response to this so climate refugees aren’t left vulnerable and unsupported.
On 11 February we're co-hosting a conference in London to plan how we take this work forward. Please come and contribute to this crucial work.
Event: ‘Climate Refugees’- The Climate Crisis and Population Displacement: Building a Trade Union and Civil Society Response
When: Saturday 11 February
Where: NUT Conference Centre, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, Euston, London, WC1H 9BD
The day will be a chance to:
- learn more about the impact of climate change on migration,
- dispel myths about refugees, and
- develop our demands for stronger government leadership on this issue.
We’d also be incredibly grateful if you could help promote this event. You can do this by sharing the conference with your networks, mailing lists and on social media: