Parliamentary dialogue with the UNHCR Special Advisor on Climate Action The impact of climate change on displacement and human security

The impacts of climate change on natural resources, livelihoods, and vulnerabilities can lead to displacement, worsening living conditions, as well as hampering the return of already displaced people. Despite their vulnerability, refugees, IDPs, and host communities have historically been severely under-serviced by climate adaptation support and excluded from disaster risk reduction strategies and measures.

In responding to climate change and displacement and building long-term resilience, parliaments play a central role. They ensure that treaties and commitments are translated into national legislation and that adequate budget allocations are made to support local adaptation activities and implementation of climate change and disaster laws and policies.

Join us for a webinar on 21 September, co-organized by the UNHCR and the IPU, and supported by PHAP, in which we will discuss the the role of parliaments and linkages between climate change, displacement, and human security. The event will feature a presentation by the UNHCR Special Advisor on Climate Action, drawing on UNHCR’s first ever Strategic Framework on Climate Action, followed by a dialogue with parliamentarians to create an open space for sharing of information and good practices.


Opening Remarks

Mr. Martin Chungong Secretary General, Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
Ms. Gillian Triggs UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection


Ms. Safak Pavey Senior Advisor, UNHCR


Hon. Romina Khurshid Alam Member of Parliament (Convenor of the Parliamentary Task force on SDGs), Pakistan
Ms. Catherine Chabaud Member of the European Parliament, Renew Europe Group
Hon. Issa Mardo Djabir Member of Parliament, Chad
Mr. Andrew Harper Special Advisor to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees on Climate Action
Ms. Christine Kaaya Nakimwero Member of Parliament (Chair of Climate Committee), Uganda
Ms. Amira Saber Member of Parliament, Egypt