Climate Change: Rights, Resilience, and Relocation
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. AKST
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Climate-induced community relocations are perhaps the greatest human rights challenge of our time. Erosion, flooding and sea-level rise threaten the lives, livelihoods, homes, health and basic subsistence of human populations currently inhabiting the Arctic and small islands in the tropical and sub-tropical oceans. Population relocation affects the rights to life and self-determination, as well as a wide range of social, economic and cultural rights.