11th November 2022 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Tonino Lamborghini International Convention Center Sharm El Sheikh
Salam Road Um Marikha Bay
South Sinai Governorate 8764001 Egypt

The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Coastal Association for Social Transformation Trust, the Norwegian Refugee Council and LOCOMOTION (Horizon 2020) invite you to an official COP27 side event on

Advancing rights-based protection of climate migrants – what role for local and international actors?

When: Friday, Nov 11, 2022 – 11.30-13.00 (GMT+2)

Where: Sharm El-Sheikh International Convention Center (SHICC), Blue Zone, Room Akhenaton (room capacity of 150)

The event will address why informed and innovative solutions are required to ensure that all climate migrants, regardless of status, are fully protected. The discussion will also cover how to reduce the risk of climate-induced human mobility while protecting migrants’ rights. Lastly, it will explore what role local and international stakeholders can play and how migrants can be included in decision-making.



11:30 Welcome/Framing by Moderator

Katy Wiese, Senior Policy Officer for Economic Transition and Gender Equality (EEB)

11:35 Climate displacement: the situation and challenges on the ground

Cheikh Fadel Wade, Bargny Coast Waterkeeper (Waterkeeper Alliance)

Ghada Ahmadein, Program Manager (Egyptian Sustainable Devt. Forum)

Aminul Haque, Director – ME & IA (COAST)

Robert Oakes, Senior Researcher (United Nations University – EHS)

12:00 Initiatives to advance rights-based protection of climate migrants: the role of local and international actors

Sabine Minninger, Climate Policy Advisor (Bread for the World)

Barrister Shamim Haider, Member of Parliament (Bangladesh National Parliament)

12:15 Connecting the dots: the need for policy coherence

Walter Kälin, Special Envoy (Platform on Disaster Displacement)

12:25 Interactive Dialogue

12: 55 Wrap up and closing


Participants will be able to attend the event virtually through this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO0WM_kthf8