The impact of climate displacement on the right to education
Working Papers on Education Policy 12

As the number of people forced to move due to climate change increases, more attention should be drawn on the inequalities faced by climate displaced persons in the context of education. The working paper provides an overview of the challenges faced by climate displaced people to exercise their right to education and some guidelines on how to ensure it. Countries have a responsibility to develop rights-based, inclusive, responsive and resilient education systems to meet the needs of climate displaced children. Migration policies should include consideration for education and States need to work pre-emptively and responsively in areas where displacement is imminent. Urgent and effective action must be taken today to ensure the provision of education in these disrupted circumstances and that education systems are able to withstand the pressures of displacement and heightened mobility.


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