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The urgent need to prepare for climate displacement in Myanmar: establishing a Myanmar national climate land bank
This report provides a summary of the findings from two preliminary case studies of communities considered potentially vulnerable to the impacts of extreme weather events and climate change in the Ayeyarwaddy Delta and Mon State of Myanmar. The results offer insights into how some of the dynamics of a Myanmar National Climate Land Bank (MNCLB) for climate-displaced people could work in Myanmar and other countries in practical terms, to build community resilience and provide a foundation for a proactive national climate change adaptation strategy.
Globally three times as many people are now displaced annually because of extreme weather events and climate change than those displaced due to conflict, with the vast majority of those displaced living in developing countries, 81% of whom reside in Asia. The movement and planned relocation of people and communities from their homes and lands necessitated by the effects of extreme weather events and climate change is rapidly becoming one of the greatest threats to the enjoyment of human rights and to broader concerns of peace and security in Myanmar.