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Key Messages around COP 27

The upcoming COP 27 is an opportunity to amplify common messaging on the interlinkages between climate change and migration.

The Principals of the Network will be issuing a statement on the occasion of COP 27 to this end. We therefore invite you to share 2-3 Key Messages which may inform this work.

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COP27 is the implementation COP:
1. Invite Parties to the UNFCCC to implement the recommendations of the Task Force on Displacement, to avert and minimize displacement as part of building resilience (Article 2.1b of the Paris Agreement)

2. Invite the UNFCCC financial mechanism to facilitate funding to countries which submit bankable proposals that make migration a feasible, safe, regular way to adapt to adverse effects of climate change should certain areas lose their habitability related to climate change.

3. Invite UN agencies to build the capacity of countries to coordinate legislation, regulation, information and data which help avert and minimize displacement.

 

"Without migrants, nothing migrants. Migrants' are not equal in all forums, they will be principale." 

 

I am a returnee migrant, migrant rights activist, and community development worker at home and abroad. Mainly my concern is for the interest of migrants and the migrants' community.  

Therefore, I would request to involve migrant workers, members of their families & communities at every stage of migration & development forums to achieve the goals. Migrant workers are no longer laboratory guinea pigs or raw materials of development tools. They are also development partners. If migrant workers can contribute to the development of both the Countries of Origin (COO) and Countries of Destinations (COD) through their talents, labor, and remittances. Then, why are they not capable of any important positions ...

COP 27 Key messages from ILO

  1. Just transitions to environmentally sustainable economies and societies are critical to responding to climate change, resilience, equitable development and advancing social justice and decent work creation.  
  2. Well-managed and rights-based labour mobility and adaptation strategies as emphasized in the Guidelines for a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all, can provide opportunities to increase resilience and adaptation to climate change impacts, avoid loss of assets and livelihood, and increase the skills base in receiving countries and home communities when migrants return, while protecting the rights of migrant workers.
  3. Ensuring regular pathways, including through labour mobility, in accordance with international labour standards for movement of people affected by climate change impacts will be critical in the years to come

 

The Solidarity Center is the largest US-based international worker rights organization assisting workers worldwide as they organize for their rights, equity, and dignity in their workplaces and communities in over 60 countries globally.

We propose three recommendations, and key to all is that workers and their communities must have a meaningful say in driving climate solutions:

1.)    Climate adaptation planning and implementation must include the development of sustainable decent work options to promote greater resilience for communities, particularly from future shocks.  We must focus on long-term planning and not just reactive short-term solutions to ensure that climate adaptation and resilience measures make migration a choice and not a necessity.  

2.) As governments take on the mandate of the global compact for migration to ...

COP27 Messages from International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

The global labour movement’s demands centre around Just Transition that secures the future and livelihoods of workers and their communities in the transition to a low-carbon economy. It is based on social dialogue between workers and their unions, employers, and government, and consultation with communities and civil society. A plan for Just Transition provides and guarantees better and decent jobs, social protection, more training opportunities and greater job security for all workers affected by global warming and climate change policies.

Our specific demands from governments at COP27 relating to climate driven migration and displacement are:

  1. Make explicit reference to human rights and labour rights protections in COP27 decisions concerning a...

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