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39 U.N.S.W.L.J. 1518 (2016)
From the Nansen Initiative to the Platform on Disaster Displacement: Shaping International Approaches to Climate Change, Disasters and Displacement

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UNSWLaw   Journal


   FROM THE NANSEN INITIATIVE TO THE PLATFORM ON
   DISASTER DISPLACEMENT: SHAPING INTERNATIONAL
   APPROACHES TO CLIMATE CHANGE, DISASTERS AND
                              DISPLACEMENT




                                JANE  McADAM*


       'Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to walk from here?'
       'That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,' said the Cat.
       'I don't much care where -' said Alice.
       'Then it doesn't matter which way you walk,' said the Cat.
       '- so long as I get somewhere,' Alice added as an explanation.
       'Oh, you're sure to do that,' said the Cat, 'if you only walk long enough.'
                                                Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland'

                            I  INTRODUCTION

    In the past  three years, there has  been  significant progress  on both  the
conceptual  and practical dimensions  of displacement  related to climate change
and disasters. In October 2015, 109 states endorsed the Agenda for the Protection
of Cross-Border   Displaced  Persons  in  the Context  of Disasters and  Climate
Change,  providing a toolbox of concrete policy options and proposing  a series of
recommendations for   future work.2 Important  language  on human   mobility was
incorporated in the Sendai  Framework   for Disaster Risk Reduction  2015-20303



*    Scientia Professor and Director of the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law,
    Faculty of Law, UNSW Australia. This research has been funded by an Australian Research Council
    Future Fellowship (FT110100721) and the Research Council of Norway (Project No 235638). I am
    grateful to Bruce Burson, Walter Kain and Atle Solberg for their helpful comments, and to Rebecca
    Dowd for editorial assistance. The author was a member of the Consultative Committee of the Nansen
    Initiative, and is a member of its successor body, the Advisory Committee of the Platform on Disaster
    Displacement.
1   Lewis Carroll, Alice 's Adventures in Wonderland (D Appleton and Co, 1866) 89-90.
2    The Nansen Initiative, 'Agenda for the Protection of Cross-Border Displaced Persons in the Context of
    Disasters and Climate Change' (Vol 1, December 2015) ('Protection Agenda Vol ')
    <https://www.nanseninitiative.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/PROTECTION-AGENDA-VOLUME-
    1.pdf>; The Nansen Initiative, 'Agenda for the Protection of Cross-Border Displaced Persons in the
    Context of Disasters and Climate Change' (Vol 2, December 2015) <https://www.nansen
    initiative.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/PROTECTION-AGENDA-VOLUME-2.pdf>.
3   Sendai Frameworkfor Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, GA Res 69/283, UN GAOR, 69th SeSS, 92d
    plen mtg, Agenda Item 19(c), UN Doc A/RES/69/283 (23 June 2015) ('Sendai Framework').


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