3 December, 2015, Paris, France, COP21 - According to the Nansen Initiative, since 2008, an average of one person per second has been displaced by sudden-onset disasters, most of them weather and climate related. Global regional wide consultations were conducted over two years have concluded that that forced migration as a result of climate change and disasters is not an option.

Here at the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP21) in Paris, France, the Nansen Initiative hosted a special event featuring a high level panel including the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands, Hon. Henry Puna who presented on the impacts of human mobility in the Pacific region.

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Source: SPREP