CLIMATE CHANGE

Welcome to the HTS Climate Change Resource Database. This page serves as a resource hub for articles, blogs, films and podcasts on the intersection of the climate change and climate refugees, distress migration, labor trafficking, the green energy movement and modern-day slavery.

The Climate Change and Human Trafficking Nexus

Climate change increases the risk of natural disasters and places a strain on livelihoods; it exacerbates poverty and can potentially …

36.5 mln children displaced worldwide, highest since World War II: UNICEF

Internally displaced Somali women sit with their children as they wait for malnutrition screening at the Dollow hospital in Dollow, …

Droughts and cyclones fuel trafficking fears for climate migrants

Representative image. Credit: AFP Photo While climate change is worsening poverty and inequality in the country, policymakers have rarely considered …

Climate change & trafficking: ‘We have little understanding’

We know very little about the impact of climate change on human trafficking. Anecdotal evidence from countries across the world — according …

Vulnerable nations demand funding for climate losses, fearing UN ‘talk shop’

Developing countries are losing wealth as they are hit by extreme weather and rising seas, says V20, amid calls for …

Climate change, migration and vulnerability to trafficking

Women wait for relief distribution in the Lakhimpur district, Assam, India in September 2020. The Kakoi river in the background …

Making the Case for a U.S. Corporate Accountability Agenda

April 24 marked nine years since the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Just the day before, dangerous structural …

Ripe for change: Ending human suffering in supermarket Supply chains

Inequality is rampant across the global economy, and the agro-food sector is no exception. At the top, big supermarkets and …

Spotlight Report on Global Migration

Executive Summary Rampant labor exploitation in temporary migration schemes, climate crisis, prevalent vaccine apartheid, tragedies at borders and in detention …

Labour Exploitation in the Asia-Pacific Region: Beyond the Hype

The exploitation of workers is at an all-time high. However, traditional concepts of slavery combined with gendered expectations means that …

Can We Get Clean Energy Without Dirty Mines?

In 2021, global sales of electric vehicles more than doubled. This year, automakers are projected to make another huge gain, …

World Migration Report 2022

Foreword Human migration and mobility may well be age-old phenomena touching almost every society around the world. However, they have …

Leaving Home: Voices of children on the move

Children have become an important part of large-scale population movements both within and between countries and are likely to be …

Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability (for policy makers)

This Summary for Policymakers (SPM) presents key findings of the Working Group II (WGII) contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report …

The Road to Ruin? Electric vehicles and workers’ rights abuses at DR Congo’s industrial cobalt mines

Executive Summary Cobalt is everywhere. It is a silvery-blue mineral used in the rechargeable batteries that power our mobile phones, …

GROUNDSWELL Acting on Internal Climate Migration POLICY NOTE #4 Internal Climate Migration in the Middle East and North Africa

Climate change is emerging as a potent driver of mobility. The report Groundswell Part II: Acting on Internal Climate Migration …

GROUNDSWELL Acting on Internal Climate Migration POLICY NOTE #6 Internal Climate Migration in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Climate change is emerging as a potent driver of mobility. The report Groundswell Part II: Acting on Internal Climate Migration …

GROUNDSWELL Acting on Internal Climate Migration POLICY NOTE #5 Internal Climate Migration in East Asia and the Pacific

Climate change is emerging as a potent driver of mobility. The report Groundswell Part II: Acting on Internal Climate Migration …

Modern Slavery, Environmental Destruction and Climate Change: Fisheries, Field, Forests and Factories

Executive summary Modern slavery and climate change have emerged as concurrent crises in the contemporary world. While these phenomena have …

From a Vicious to Virtuous Circle: Addressing climate change, environmental destruction and contemporary slavery

Climate change affects everyone. Changing weather patterns have left millions of people at risk of losing their homes and livelihoods; environmental degradation …

Opinion: How modern slavery threatens climate efforts

Image: Haze following forest fires in Riau, Indonesia. Photo by: Aulia Erlangga / CIFOR / CC BY-NC-ND In response to the urgent …

Climate-induced migration and modern slavery

Executive summary Contemporary forms of slavery are often categorised as slavery, slavery-like practices, bonded labour, debt bondage and forced sexual …

Groundswell Part 2 : Acting on Internal Climate Migration

This sequel to the Groundswell report includes projections and analysis of internal climate migration for three new regions: East Asia …

Extreme weather events in India made women, children more vulnerable to modern slavery, flags report

Climate change-induced extreme weather events put women, children and minorities at risk of modern slavery and human trafficking. The phenomenon …

Climate crisis leaving ‘millions at risk of trafficking and slavery’

Millions of people forced to leave their homes because of severe drought and powerful cyclones are at risk of modern …

Twin threats: Climate migrants said to face greater risk of modern slavery

BARCELONA, Sept 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Salamatu, 22, from northern Ghana, has worked as a porter in Accra for …
Grass to desert

The Climate is Changing, and so is Human Trafficking

Originally published in: Earth Refuge The world is reckoning with the mounting strain of climate change. While the U.S. confronts …
climate change and human trafficking after the paris agreement

Climate Change and Human Trafficking After the Paris Agreement

At least 21 million people globally are victims of human trafficking, typically involving either sexual exploitation or forced labor. This …