Guillermo: So is there anything you can do to prepare for these big one-time disasters, in terms of facilitating temporary or permanent migration?
Atle: Thanks for the tip on the study - I'll take a look!
Kashmala: So easier to put policy in place to deal with slow-onset climate disasters than fast ones? Or effective policy at least?
Anyone have examples of countries/cities/regions that are handling forward planning and policy for climate-related migration particularly well?
@Kashmala: Good point. Article 2 of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change focuses the whole climate policy agenda on making sure that food production and human welfare (sustainable development) aren´t compromised by climate change. It seems essential to ensure the governments can address the needs of people if their homes become less habitable, if their livelihoods are undermined (by rising sea levels, by decreasing soil fertiility, by changing weather patterns). The work of Nansen initiative is a way countries can start thinking about these issues, as is the Warsaw International Mechanism, and the work of the Adaptation Committee. Big challenges, but also big opportunities to shift ways of thinking and acting in the coming few years (e.g. post-2015 development, Hyogo, climate agreement, humanitarian summit).
Quamrul: Any migration policy changes you'd like to see in Bangladesh?
Guillermo: Yes, impressive how often "temporary" shelter becomes more or less permanent shelter
Coming up on the final moments of our debate (though we can run on a bit if there's interest). We've had over 500 different people join in to watch or comment so far today.....
If any of our experts are heading off from the debate, we'd love to hear a final summing up of what you think is important before you go. Three takeaway points maybe?
GLOFS, for those of you wondering, are glacial lake outburst floods
So, how does all this relate to "loss and damage"?
Thanks so much for taking part, Dominic!