Climate change is devastating the planet, leading to intensifying global inequality as well as disputes over land, water and scarce resources. People are being driven to migrate within and across borders in search of resources and income, making them vulnerable to human trafficking and modern slavery, including forced labour.
A new report from Anti-Slavery International and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) is among the first to outline the critical link between climate-induced migration and modern slavery. This ground-breaking report provides important new evidence to inform the UNFCCC Conference (COP26) and high-level bodies such as the World Bank and UN on the need to address climate change as a factor of modern slavery.
This high level panel launch event will feature discussion from experts on modern slavery and climate change as well as real life experiences of forced labour.
Event image: "Mexico Migrant Caravan" by photographer Sean Hawkey