Climate refugees: the human cost of climate change
Since 2001, Friends of the Earth Australia has been campaigning for Australia to recognise climate refugees as a seperate group of refugees. The cornerstone of our work has been the 'citizens guide to climate refugees' which is now endorsed by well over 20 organisations.
With the change in government in December 2007, we now have the opportunity to move the debate forward. The federal ALP accepts the reality of displacement due to global warming. We now need to create the required political groundswell to encourage them to convert this awareness into action.
We would welcome your involvement in this campaign.
Our national campaigner on climate refugees, Wendy Flannery, is based in Brisbane.
For further information about our activities, please check here.