Any multilateral negotiation tries to find solutions to make the world a better place so that every people can live with equity and justice. We all expect that from the Conference of the Parties (COP) in the UNFCCC as well. Experts have already pointed out that around 250 million to 1 billion people could be the climate forced migrants by 2050. These people will need rights to rehabilitation, planned displacement and migration. Experts have stressed upon that “All countries will have to play a role to support climate forced migrants”.
The climate activists from Bangladesh urged for strong political stand especially from LDCs, AOSIS and African groups to push forward the climate forced migrants, even in the loss & damage mechanism. African activists called for immediate UNFCCC COP 19 decision. They said “Let the COP delivers the justice to the African people who are bound to move due to climate change”.
Since Climate Forced migration is a global issue, a global political decision at COP 19, a legal framework under UNFCCC is needed to deal with the climate forced migration that allows the climate forced migrants to enjoy freedom, to exercise rights and to have a sense of dignity in the destination areas. An immediate COP 19 decision in Warsaw will help to ignite political commitment within the national context.
The World needs to be sensitized about climate forced migrants. Activists from all around the world should think about starting a coalition on climate forced migration to save if not me, then my children. We need to act now to save 1 billion people all over the world who could be the climate forced migrants by 2050. The trauma of 1 billion climate forced migrants will be too heavy to bear for the world and humanity in the coming days.