Petition Recognise the status of 'Climate Refugee' in the UK
The threat of displacement due to climate change grows every day. This petition is calling on the UK Government to recognise ‘Climate Refugees’, enabling climate refugees to seek refuge in the UK via the asylum system.
According to the UN, unless serious climate action is taken, by 2050 200 million people will require humanitarian assistance annually due to disasters brought on by climate change.
Despite the growing number of instances of climate displacement, Climate Refugees are not currently recognised as Refugees under UK Law. This means they are not protected against refoulement, and do not have the same right to protection and support from the UK Government as other refugees.
At 10,000 signatures...
At 10,000 signatures, government will respond to this petition
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At 100,000 signatures, this petition will be considered for debate in Parliament