InterSecTions: "Interdisciplinary Security ConnecTions" Publication Series of UNU-EHS No. 7/2009
UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS).
With one person out of seven in the world on the move, human mobility is a global dynamic that contributes to shaping the social, cultural and economic life of people, communities and societies. IOM is working to highlight its relevance for the post-2015 Disaster Risk Reduction agenda, as a key determinant of hazard exposure, vulnerability and resilience.
International Organization for Migration
The environment has always been a driver of migration, as people flee to survive natural disasters or, faced with harsh and deteriorating environmental conditions, move to seek opportunities elsewhere. Climate change is expected to exacerbate sudden- and slow-onset disasters and gradual environmental degradation. Through these impacts, climate change is already influencing migration around the world.
This paper presents IOM’s efforts to support vulnerable and mobile communities affected by environmental hazards through disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) activities conducive to sustainable development.