Chief Executive Hisan Calls for Urgent Action on Climate Change and Human Mobility

18 May 2023 | 21:15
Chief Executive Hisan

Maldives Chief Executive, Hisan M.V., stressed urgent action in a recent panel discussion on Human Mobility in the Context of Disasters. The focus was on addressing the escalating impacts of climate change-induced disasters, with a particular emphasis on the challenges faced by vulnerable communities in small island states like the Maldives.

Highlighting the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)'s special report, the Chief Executive painted a stark picture of the future for small island nations. 

The loss of coral reefs not only leads to coastal erosion but also causes infrastructure damage and displacement, amplifying social and economic inequalities. Safeguarding communities from these threats must be a top priority.

Chief Executive Hisan stressed integrating human mobility into disaster risk reduction. By involving locals, leveraging expertise, and implementing targeted interventions, resilience can be enhanced, minimizing displacement risks. Inclusive approaches should promote integrating human mobility into policies and early warning systems.

Furthermore, the Chief Executive emphasized the significance of implementing the Sendai Framework, which calls for comprehensive action. This includes raising awareness about climate change impacts, improving data on disaster displacement, and incorporating human mobility into DRR policies.