“Lessons from the Past Momentum Going Forward: Norm Dynamics and the Process of Protection for Climate-Induced Migration and Displacement”, Elin Jakobsson (UI, Sweden)

When delegations packed up and left COP21 in Paris, in December 2015, the conference had decided to establish a task force to ‘develop recommendations for integrated approaches to avert, minimize and address displacement related to the adverse impacts of climate change’.1 The Task Force on Displacement (TFD) was in some respects a disappointment given the lack of substantial commitments to enhanced protection standards from the international community. On the other hand, it was regarded as a success by several involved actors given that displacement related to climate change was at all included in the pivotal Paris Agreement.

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