Climate catastrophes like abnormal heavy rainfall, prolonged droughts or wildfires can result in permanent or temporary displacement of workers.
This phenomenon, called 'climate-induced migration or displacement', illustrates a complex nexus between labour migration and climate change.
Climate-induced migration or displacement goes unnoticed because it is difficult to isolate environmental factors as the sole driver pushing people to move.
Is it because climate-induced migration is difficult to apprehend that there is currently no legal protection for those displaced by a climate crisis? The question remains open.
The objectives of this webinar are two-fold:
- Raising awareness about the phenomenon of 'climate-induced migration or displacement’ and its consequences on labour mobility
- Building a trade union response to better protect workers displaced due to the climate crisis