The Environmental Migration Portal: Knowledge Platform on People on the Move in a Changing Climate seeks to provide a one-stop service website to promote new research, information exchange and dialogue, intended to fill the existing data, research and knowledge gaps on the migration-environment nexus.

The Environmental Migration Portal has been created as part of the "Migration, Environment and Climate Change: Evidence for Policy (MECLEP)" project funded by the European Union. 


Migration, Environment and Climate Change: Evidence for Policy (MECLEP)

“Migration, Environment and Climate Change: Evidence for Policy” (MECLEP), a three-year research project funded by the European Union, aims to contribute to the global knowledge base on the relationship between migration and environmental change, including climate change. The innovative research will aim to formulate policy options on how migration can benefit adaptation strategies to environmental and climate change.

The 6 project countries are Dominican Republic, Haiti, Kenya, Mauritius, Papua New Guinea and Viet Nam.

The project is implemented by the International Organization for Migration through a consortium of six research partners.

Policy Briefs

The Migration, Environment and Climate Change Policy Brief Series seeks to contribute to the current global knowledge base by providing reliable and precise information on the topic of migration and environmental change, including climate change. Its objective is also to present related and appropriate policy options by identifying recommendations, good practices and lessons learned to harness the positive impacts of migration in adapting to environmental changes.

The Policy Brief Series is a reader-friendly online publication intended for policymakers and other stakeholders working in the field of migration, environment and climate change adaptation policies.

The Migration, Environment and Climate Change Policy Brief Series welcomes submissions from policymakers and researchers worldwide. Please see the guidance note for more information. 

Guidance Note 


Training Workshops

Azerbaijan Policymaker Capacity Building Workshop on Migration, Environment, Climate Change

Organized by IOM, 2-4 May 2016, Baku

Миграция и изменения климата и окружающей среды:
Семинар-практикум для руководителей

2-4 мая 2016г. 

Отель Хаятт Ридженси, улица Измир, 1033

Баку, Азербайджан

For more information, please see the flyer (Russian)




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Devex: The state of migrants' rights today

Devex speaks with Ambassador Laura Thompson, deputy director general of the International Organization for Migration, about efforts underway to integrate a "disparate" assortment of migrants' rights protections.

Video originally featured in article "The gathering storm of climate migration", 25 March 2016


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South Asia, comprising 8 countries including Bangladesh, the Maldives and Nepal, is affected by a range of natural disasters including floods, glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs), storm surges, droughts, cyclones and heavy precipitation. These disasters take a huge toll as they displace thousands of people every year. The impact of natural hazards is amplified by the following facts: most countries in the region lack strong economies and infrastructure, majority of the population and the industries depend on land resources, and large proportions of the population live in environmentally vulnerable areas.

The State of Environmental Migration series gathers the expertise of researchers, students and professionals to provide an annual assessment of the changing nature and dynamics of environment- and climate-related migration throughout the world.

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge sharing centre serving the eight regional member countries of 

The three-year project (2014 – 2016) provides support to West African countries, especially Burkina Faso, Niger and Senegal, to:


Meet the team

For further information on MECLEP, please contact:

Migration Research Division, IOM Geneva: meclep@iom.int

For further general information on Migration, Environment and Climate Change (MECC), please contact: mecc@iom.int or