The LWF virtual conference “green&just” on 12 May looks to get people from LWF member churches and the wider ecumenical family talking about poverty eradication and ecological justice.
“green&just” Webinar Title | Climate Refugees
Facilitator | Daniel Mirisho Pallangyo
Time | 12 May, 11:45-12:45 (UTC)
Language | EN
What is your webinar about?
Climate change makes more and more places hard to live in or even outright uninhabitable. Some estimates expect as many as 200 million climate refugees by 2050.
Efforts to address climate change impact have [given] very little attention to climate refugees, that is, forced human displacement due to climate change. [But] climate refugees [raise] legal, political, economic, human security, human rights, public health and conflict-related concerns.
This is not just an increasing humanitarian problem; it is also a challenge for international law, which largely [deals] with people who cross borders for political reasons [or due to] conflict. [How] can international law and the Internally Displaced Persons framework be adopted to deal with the major humanitarian crisis of the new century?
What three steps need to be taken by LWF member churches to become more “green&just” in the area of climate refugees?
- Member churches should be aware of the phenomenon.
- They should raise their voice to appeal to states and the international community to recognize climate refugees and accord them refugee status as well as strengthening the Internally Displace Persons Framework.
- They should find other ways [to help] address problems associated with climate refugees.
Why do you want to get people talking about eco-justice via this webinar?
- To know about the factual and possible impact of climate change on
- To be able to discuss the major implications of climate refugees on international law.
- To have reflected possible consequences for the ministry of the churches.
Daniel Mirisho Pallangyo is a professor of law and advocate of the High Court of Tanzania. He is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania.
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