Areas of Work

Human Impacts of Climate Change

QUNO is concerned about the impacts of climate change on people’s lives, and works to ensure that the rights and dignity of all are upheld in the face of a changing environment. Whilst seeking to support international processes to minimise the negative effects of climate change, QUNO is also exploring how climate change interacts with migration and displacement, and with peace and conflict. QUNO’s work in this area draws on our existing expertise in other fields, including peacebuilding, human rights, economics and environmental policy.

We are working to ensure that the rights and dignity of all who move as a result of climate change are protected.

We are promoting enhanced trust and understanding in international negotiations relating to climate change.

We take a conflict prevention and peacebuilding approach to natural resource management, encouraging dialogue, cooperation and the constructive handling of conflicts.