Working on law reform activities.
Providing legal advice, information and advocacy to those fighting climate change (i.e., climate activists).
The Climate Migration Project (CMP) has been set up by Mishcon de Reya to provide impetus to the global conversation surrounding climate migration. The CMP hopes to establish a dialogue between key stakeholders and support constructive, informed public and policy discussion to deliver measures to address the drivers of climate migration. Ultimately, the CMP hopes to ensure that displaced communities are protected through the development and operation of legal frameworks and/or policy solutions.
The CMP has a 3-step strategy:
1. Raise the profile of climate migration with the UK government by:
– Lobbying the government to build on the findings and conclusions of the 2011 Foresight report
– Petitioning Parliament to debate and discuss UK’s current policies related to climate migration
– Lobbying for an All-Party Parliamentary Group to be commissioned to discuss the impact of climate migration.
2. Create Policy and a Framework for Future Solutions:
The CMP is liaising with key stakeholders, including domestic and international NGOs and the UK government, to propose policy solutions.
3. The CMP will lead initiatives and drive the agenda in the lead up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) by:
– Partnering with NGOs and charities to host events in the run up to and during COP26
– Assisting with visa applications for activists and delegates from the Global South to ensure accessibility and diversity of representation
– Publishing thought leadership articles to promote the issue ahead of COP26.