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Displacement linked to climate change is not a future hypothetical – it’s a current reality.

Girls cross a bamboo bridge on Katubidia island in Bangladesh, a nation where millions of people are at risk due to rising sea levels.  © UNHCR/Saiful Huq Omi

As activities get underway in Marrakech at COP22, the 22nd Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, here are answers to some frequently asked questions about climate change and displacement.

Read more: Frequently asked questions on climate change and disaster displacement

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Thirteen game-changing initiatives from around the world were announced today as winners of the UNFCCC's Momentum for Change climate change award.

Read more: Winners of 2016 UNFCCC Momentum for Change Award Announced

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Danish capital Copenhagen consistently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities – but it is not immune to climate change impacts such as severe flooding. In this interview, architect Camilla van Deurs of well-known urban planning firm Gehl People shares how the city is rejuvenating itself and building climate resilience at the same time.

A climate adaptation neighbourhood in Copenhagen designed to store and delay large amounts of rainwater so the city can avoid the disastrous flooding experienced in recent years due to heavier rainfall. Image: Eco-Business

Gehl People, the Danish urban research and design consulting firm, is known worldwide for its work in improving the quality of urban life by re-orienting city design towards the pedestrian and cyclist.

As the firm’s partner, director and team lead design, Camilla van Deurs specialises in intelligent urban development that improves liveability for citizens as well as builds resilience in cities.

Climate resilience has emerged as a key issue in recent years among policymakers and urban planners alike as cities all over the world prepare themselves for the potential impacts of climate change. 

Read more: How to create liveable, climate resilient cities

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